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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Creation Date: January 27, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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At a Glance


LaBelle Little
League signups
There will be Little League
signups every Saturday until
February 5 at Winn Dixie from
9 a.m.-until noon; also every
Sunday at Pratt Davis Field
from 14 p.m. Tryouts will be
held Saturday, February 12, at
Pratt Davis Field starting at 9
a.m. and on Sunday, February
13, starting at 1 p.m. Last day
for signups is Saturday, Febru-
ary 12, at Pratt Davis Field.
Don't forget the coaches
meeting Tuesday February 8, 7
p.m. at the Dallas Townsend
AG Center.
Grimsley to hold
office hours
State Representative
'Denise Grimsley and her Leg-
islative Aide,'Marty Mielke, will
hold office hours Tuesday,
February 1, at the Hendry
County Courthouse Room 130
from 9 a.m, till noon and 1:30-
3 p.m. Anyone needing assis-
tance with a state problem
can either visit at this time or
may call (863) 385-5251 for
immediate assistance.
Kidcare offers
health coverage
Florida families with unin-
sured children can apply for
affordable, quality health cov-
erage'through Healthy Kids
through January 30. Unin-
sured children 18 years of age
and under who do not qualify
for Medicaid are eligible.
Applications received after
January 30 cannot be
processed. Most families pay
either $15 or $20 per family
per month; however, some
families maypaymoer-
Applications are available"""'
at DCF service centers, most
hospitals and some doctor's
offices. For more information
log on to
www.healthykids.org or call
1-888-540-KIDS (1-888-540-
5437).
LaBelle
Adult School
The LaBelle Adult School is
offering a variety of classes
that range from GED Prep,
ABE, ESOL and Substitute
Teacher classes. Also, be sure
and ask about Hendry County .
Adult School Scholarships.
Call 674-4118 for more infor-
mation.
Notice to
senior citizens
You may be eligible for an:
Additional exemption on your
Homestead Exemption on
your homesteaded property.
Effective January 1, 2001, an
additional $25,000 exemption
on county millage only was
made available to persons age
65 years or older whose
household income does not-
exceed the state allowance.
You must apply and qualify
each year.
Applications are available
at the Property Appraiser's
office. The deadline is March
1, 2005. These are detailed
applications and require
income documentation.
Please do not wait to get your
application.
For additional information
regarding this exemption call
the LaBelle office at,675-5270
or the Clewiston office at 983-
,3178. The hours for both
offices are from 8:30 a.m.-5
p.m., Monday-Friday,


Index
Classifieds ... .13-15
Editorial. ...........4
Speak Out ...........4
Social News..........5
Sports .'. ....... ,9
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Legislators hear concerns


Rep. Denise Grimsley, Sen. Dave Aronberg and Sen. Larce-
Snia Bullard focus on Hendry County's needs.


By Patty Brant
From the sunset of Hendry
County's Enterprise Zone on
December 31 of this year to the
revamping of Medicaid, the
Hendry County Legislative Delega-
tion's January 18 meeting covered
major issues affecting all its resi-'
dents,
Schools
Hendry County School Super-
intendent Tom Conner drew the
attention of the Hendry County's
legislators District 77 Representa-
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After School Program: Reachingfor the stars


Staff photo/Donna Melster
Mr. Worth helps student Suzanna Martinez prepare her rocket for blast off. Suzanna
also recorded altitude and flight times for the rocket class.


tive Denise Grimsley, District 29
Senator Larcenia'Bu[lard and Dis-
trict 27 Dave Aronberg to his.con-
cerns for the upcoming legislative
session. Although District 27.
includes only a tiny corner of Lake
Okeechobee in Hendry County,
Rep. Aronberg said he considers
Hendry as part of his district and
wants to assist this area. His district
also includes all of Glades County.
Mr. Conner pointed to disparity
in state school funding. He said the
state subsidizes some of the
wealthier counties to the tune of
some $3,000 per student, while


some smaller, poorer counties
receive as little as $200 per student.
The superintendent explained
that this money cannot go directly
to the classroom, much of it goes
to pay employee benefits, the
operating and insurance. There
are 7,600 students in this district
and 100 portables being used in
Hendry County schools at this
time. Currently Hendry County
School Board has one million
square feet under roof.

See Legislators Page 2


Henderson



indicted on



three counts


By Patty Brant
Nineteen-year-old James
Robert Henderson has been
indicted by a grand jury for first
degree murder, armed burglary
and grand theft in connection
with the death of 39-year-old
LaBelle businessman Danny
Woosley. Tenth Judicial Circuit
Assistant State Attorney and
Chief of Homicide Division
(Polk County) John Aguero rep-
resented the State in the pro-
ceedings Tuesday, January 25.
A Hendry County Jail trusty,
Henderson walked away from a
work detail on the jail grounds
December 30, just hours before
M r. Woosley was found dead at
his home.'The Woosley resi-


dence is located just over a mile
away from the jail. -
Authorities believe that Hen-
derson shed his black and white
striped trusty uniform and
walked to the Woosley resi-
dence.
There they say he broke into
the arms safety room, in which
Mr. Woosley kept his collection
of guns and knives. Law
enforcement theorizes that
Henderson was surprised when
Mr. Woosley arrived home
unexpectedly and shot the vic-
tim four -or five -times.&- They
believe they have recovered the
murder weapon.
See Murder- Page 5


LMS rocket class has a blast!


The 2,1st.Century Safe and
Smart After school program iS
ending its first semester with a
blast. The students who partic-
ipated in the rocketry class
launched their rockets under
the tutelage of Mr. George
Worth,. the sponsor. The fist
rocket launched \was a rocket
that takes a picture of the
launch site. This particular
rocket was the only one that
landed on the roof, unable to
be recovered until the next
day. The students were taught
about flight, space stations
and astronaut biographies
before constructing and paint-.
ing their rockets. This launch-
ing w\as attended by the after
school students, teachers and
Jim Allen, the District Coordi-
nator of the program.
The afters school program is,
accepting applications for stu-
dents who are interested in
participating: Starting Monday,
January 24, each child will be
attending a new schedule that


Something new


Ing of rockets they built.
was chosen by the student.
They will be required to attend
homework help, rockets or
bridge club and FCAT reading
review. If your child has strug-
gled with FCAT reading or
math, now is the perfect time


to get them involved. Organiz-
ers are also looking for volun-
teers to work with students. If
you have a particular skill or
craft to share with the youth of
LaBelle, please contact Tina
Wills at 674-4646.


on tap f
LaBelle's biggest party is get-
ting a little bigger this year.
Enter the canoersl 'The
Caloosahatchee Cabbage Paddle
is attracting avid canoe enthusi-
asts to row in a Caloosahalchee
River competi- 7,,
tion. Scott Perry i '
is the guiding \1
hand in this
new endeavor i
Caloosahatch-
ee River Citi-
zens, Associa-
tion is sponsoring it.
Canoers shbve off at 1 p.m.
Saturday, February 26, from Bob
SMason Park on Hwy. 78. Regis-
tration begins at 11 a.m. You can
bring your own water paddle
vehicle kayak, canoe or boat or,


or SCF
rent one on site.
The Fort Myers Rowing Club
will provide a rowing demon-
stration before the event. For
more information, check out the
website at http://cra.caloosa-
hatchee.org/paddle
LaBelle's Swamp Cabbage
Festival weekend is coming up
February 25-27. The Swamp
Cabbage Festival Committee is
meeting, every Monday from
now till the festival at 6:30 p.m. in
the commissioners' chambers at
the. Courthouse. Meetings are
open to the public.
Check out preliminary plans
below for the weekend's big
events.

See Festival-Page 2


By Donna Meister
LaBelle Middle School teacher
Tracie Smith has been selected as
the schools 2005 Golden Apple
Teacher. She is in her 16th year of
teaching. After graduating from
Nova University and working as a
substitute teacher, Ms. Smith
See Smith--Page 5


ByPatty Brant
A good kindergarten teacher
imparts the A; B, Cs, 1, 2, 3s and
builds the basic foundation for a
lifetime of education. An excellent
kindergarten teacher does all this,
and also imparts a belief in her stu-
dents the belief in themselves.


By Donna Meister
This year's Golden Apple win-
ner from LaBelle High School is
Gloria J. Williams, Ms. Williams
comes from Tallahassee and grad-
uated from Florida A & M Universi-
ty. After working in Washington,
D.C. as a federal intern she realized


By Donna Meister
Mr. Kevin Lutkenhaus found a
mentor In his high school basket-
ball coach who encouraged him
to go to the same college as he did,
Lutkenhaus always knew he want-
ed to teach and the coach's influ-
ence on him was a good one. He


SeeMundy-p Page5 See Williams-Page 15 See Lutkenhauis-Page 5


By Patty Brant
By many accounts, teaching stu-
dents with special learning require-
ments is a highly and having a para-
professional in the room help
make itso, but she believes it is also
the nature of the relationship
between student and teacher.
See Burton- Page 16


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Legislators
Continued From Page 1
Sen. Bullard, who is on the Edu-
cation and Appropriations commit-
tees, promised to work closelywith
Mr. Conner on his issues.
One of the top school funding
projects is to complete LaBelle Mid-
dle School, connecting the office to
the school proper and completing
the media center.
City of LaBelle
Representing the City of LaBelle,
Superintendent of Public Works
Mike Boyle asked the delegation to
support the Education Center of
Southwest Florida, Inc., the new
trade school to open on SR 29 just
south of LaBelle. Hendry County
Economic Development Council
Director Jan Groves said that the
feasibility study for the schooPhas
been sent to USDA, and the board
is waiting for its reply. She said
financing is ready and classes
should open on campus in fall
2006. The need now is for utility
infrastructure going out to ECSWF.
Mr. Boyle also expressed
LaBelle's need for funding for a
newwaterplant.
County wish list
The county submitted an exten-
sive "wish list" for state funding,
including:
$1.5 million for the Clewiston-
South Shore regional water plant.
City of Clewiston Utility Director and
County Commissioner Kevin
McCarthy also put forth a request to
fund a regional Clewiston-South
Shore Water Association water treat-
ment plant The proposed plant will
produce three million gallons of
water per day for eastern
Hendry/Glades residents. Some


Festival
Continued From Page 1
Parade
The Clydesdales are back It's
been many years since these awe-
some animals clopped their way
down Bridge Street, but festival goers
will get another opportunity to see
Budweiser's fantastic mascots in the
parade this year. If you are interested
in participating in the 2005 Swamp
Cabbage Festival Parade, please con-
tact Tracy Nobles at 673-8819 or
BelindaCarmonaat673-3276.
Carnival
The carnival will be new this


funding is in line, but more is
required. The project is to be let for
bids in 2006. Senators Aronberg and
Bullard sponsored this bill unsuccess-
fully last year. Both are "on board"
again and Rep. Grimsley promised
her assistance in the House aswell.
Mr. McMarthy commented that,
with the new plant "we may not be
able to afford it, but we will have to
have water to drink."
Sen. Aronberg said he would
also work for the project through
the Glades County Legislative Dele-
gation.
$250,000 to develop a county-
wide plan to provide water and
sewer utilities;
$250,000 for phase II of the
county's stormwater master plan;
$330,000 to restore a historic
WWII hangar at Airglades;
$200,000 for improvements to
the Courthouse, which continues
to have moisture problems and
security needs;
$500,000 for stormwater
improvements at Four Corners;
$800,000 for mid-county
stormwater improvements;
$1.6 million for Airport-Sears
stormwater improvements;
*$2.8 million for an Emergency
Operations Center;
$5 million for Wheeler Road
improvements;
$5 million for jail improve-
ments;
$5 million for government
center expansion.
In addition, County Administra-
tor Lester Baird highlighted several
grant applications the county
seeks:
$900,000 for phase II of the
Dallas B. Townsend.Ag Center to
construct an additional 12,000
square feet of space;
$200,000 for a Department of
Environmental Protection grant to
phase II of the LaBelle Soccer Park;.


year 36 new rides and a new loca-
tion as well. They'll set up at the
new soccer field by LaBelle Ele-
mentary School from Monday, Feb-
ruary 21, till Sunday, February 27.
The little ones will have their own
special rides at Barron Park.
Youth Dance
Middle school age students are
invited to the youth dance Friday,
February 25, from 7-10 p.m; at the
civic center. Tickets will be $5 at the
door. Enjoy a great deejay, games,
prizes and refreshments. Don't
worry, parents: securitywill be there.
Pageant
The SCF queen and princess


Correction
The marriage of Crystal Pingleton and Tom Kelly will take place
on February 11, 2006 not February 11, 2005 as previously reported.
The CB apologizes for the error.


$200,000 for phase II of the
LaBelle Rodeo Grounds also a
DEP grant.
The county presented a number
of other issues, including the contin-
uation of state funding for road proj-
ects; legislation providing for index-
ing (adjustment for inflation) of all
local option fuel taxes shared with
cities; authorization of non-charter
counties to levy up to 10 percent on
purchases of natural gas, electricity
and water; authorization of non-
charter counties to levy 5.3 percent
tax on phone, cable and wireless
service; reauthorization for the
Enterprise Zone for Hendry County
for another ten years. The current
authorization sunsets December 31,
2005; evaluation of state and local
revenue sharing programs which
favor larger counties at present;
continuation of funding for other
urgently needed programs; limita-
tion of inpatient hospital costs, nurs-
ing home cost share and Medicaid
paid by small counties to no more
than 5 percent of the county ad val-
orem tax revenue; ensuring ade-
quate water supply for agriculture,
economic development and resi-
dential needs; making sure rural
Florida is adequately represented in
developing the state's water policy;
providing payment-in-lieu-of-taxes
beyond the ten-year limit in coun-
ties where public sector ownership
exceeds 50 percent.
Health issues
Joanne Remer said Healthy Start
is a statewide coalition of public/pri-
vate partnerships that targets preg-
nant women and infants. In Lee, Col-
lier, Hendry and Glades 20,000 clients
were-served in 2003-04. She made
four requests of the delegation:
restore Medicaid to pregnant
women;
reform Medicaid thoughtfully;


pageants are slated for 7 p.m. Fri-
day, February 11, at LaBelle High
School auditorium. The theme is
Broadway. Tickets are $5 and are
available from any contestant or at
the door that night. The contestants
will entertain the residents at Oak-
brook Nursing Home Saturday,
February 5, at 10a.m.
Old Timers Dinner
You'll want to make sure you
have your ticket for the very popular
Old Timers Dinner on Thursday,
February 24. The doors of the civic
center will open at 5 p.m. for social-
izing. Tickets are $12.50 in advance.
Rodeos
The SCF rodeo draws lots of
folks and, as always, the cowboys
and girls will not disappoint them.
Rodeos are scheduled for all three
festival days Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, February25-26.


support the Department of
Health's legislative budget for pre-
natal care, fetal, infant mortality
review, interpregnancy care to edu-
cate women, update the Healthy
Start information system and pro-
tect the Healthy Start program.
Rep. Grimsley is on the health
care committee in the House and
Sen. Bullard expressed a need to be
very careful with children, the most
vulnerable residents. Sen. Aronberg
also expressed willingness to assist.
Pat Dobbins, Executive Com-
munity Health Nursing Director
Hendry/Glades Health Department
and a Robert Wood Johnson fellow
addressed the revamping of Medic-
aid. She asked the legislators to
remember that the health depart-
ment acts as a safety net for the
uninsured. She asked them to revi-
talize rural health caucus and
reminded them that there is no
local birthing hospital and asked
them to remember the impact on
rural areas in whatever they sup-
port in Tallahassee. She pointed out
the need to work more toward
connectability in telemedicine and
addressed the need for a school
health nurse as well as transporta-
tion problems in rural counties.

LaBelle office
for Grimsley
Rep. Grimsley took the time to
recognize former Rep. Joe Spratt,
who served District 77 for eight years,
saying she would rely on his advice.
She also said she would like to restore
staffing at the District 77 office at the
Courthouse in LaBelle and open one
in Clewiston. However, staffing for
additional offices is at the discretion of
the Speaker of the House. Still, she
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Swamp Stomp
The Swamp Stomp 5K run
once again wind its way through
usual route before the gr
parade Saturday morning, Fel
ary 26. Registration is from 6:.
a.m. The gun goes off at 8:30
Pre-registration is $18; $20 on
day. More details later. For n
information, call Steve Hein at
3128 evenings or. e-n
sahein@earthlink.net
Bass Tournament
This continues to be a hot t
nament for area fishermen. B
launch at safe light on Sun
morning,. February 27. Weigh
at Barron Park. Check for app
tions soon at the Greater LaE
Chamber of Commerce.
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gram, through Friday, Feb. 4 from
individuals interested in becoming
K-12 classroom teachers in fall
2005.
Candidates who hold a bache-
lor's degree in any subject area are
encouraged to apply but prefer-
ence is given to science, mathemat-
ics, elementary and special educa-
tion.
The Teacher Immersion Pro-
gram develops the candidate's
knowledge and skill relative to
classroom management, best
instructional practices and literacy
strategies for content areas as well
as the psychology of learning, and
foundations of American educa-
tion.


Participants take six courses to
earn 18 hours in graduate credit
toward professional certification
and education competence.
Unlike the traditional TIP Sum-
mer Academy that offers courses
on weekdays during the summer,
the new TIP Academy concentrates
the same course content into class
meetings that occur only on week-
ends.
The first course meets 6 p.m. to
8:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25 and 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26,
and continues on weekends Feb.
25-26, March 18-19, April 8-9 and
22-23.
The next three courses meet
weekends May 6-7, May 20-21,
June 3-4, 10-11, 24-25, July 8-9, 15-
16 and 29-30.
An evening class meets 6 p.m.
to 8:45 p.m., Tuesdays, May 9


through July 15.
FGCU offers the final two cours-
es in the fall and spring semesters.
To qualify for Teacher Immer-
sion Programs, candidates must
complete an application form, pro-
vide a copy of undergraduate and
graduate transcripts, and have an
undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or high-
er.
In addition, the applicant should
supply two letters of recommenda-
tion describing the candidate's
potential to be a successful teacher
of moral and ethical character,
write a one to two page statement
providing the candidate's reason or
reasons for wanting to become a
teacher, and register for the Subject
AreaExam..
If not currently on file with
FGCU, the applicant must com-
plete the FGCU non-degree appli-


cation form and return it to Gradu-
ate Admissions with the $30 appli-
cation fee, and provide proof of res-
idency and immunization.
Students are responsible for
tuition, fees, textbooks and sup-
plies for 18 graduate hours of
coursework. Students may be eligi-
ble for low cost student loans and
other forms of financial aid.
To download an application
and read application details, visit
the FGCU Teacher Immersion Pro-
gram web site at
tml>.
For more information, contact
associate professor and chair of the
Division of Educational Studies
Patricia Wachholz at (239) 590-
7808 or pwachhol@fgcu.edu
.


What is the sun without
Daniel Swarovski Paris............
crystal eyewear?

Now available at:
The Optical Center
located in
Family Eye Care
100 N. Main St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-0761


Almanacs


ty Property Appraiser, KJ
Kulpa, CFA, ASA has
renewal cards for the


Don't forget the Christian year. homesteadd, white
Women's Outreach program this green.) Did you get your
Saturday, January 29 at 9:30 a.m. If you had exempt
at the Carlson Memorial United year, and did not rece
Methodist Church on Campbell renewal card, please
Street. Refreshments and fellow- office.
ship start at 9:30 and the service For further informal
with special guest Pastor Cathee exemptions or classic
Poulsen, from Naples at 10 a.m. please call. Don't forget
Cathee will bring a message of is the deadline to file. Ir
encouragement to everyone to 675-5270 and Clewist
love and follow Him wherever He 3178.
leads. Child care will be provided h
Please call Lisa Dobbins at 675- Watch and clock
7031 with the number of children. an ue road sho
so that preparations can be made antique r
for babysitters. Collier County Museu


Homestead
Exemption
The Staff of the Hendry Coun-


ristina A.
mailed
2005 tax
e and AG,
s?
ions last
ive your
call out

nation on
fications
March 1
n LaBelle
on 983-



W
m, 3301


E. Tamiami Trail, Naples is host-
ing and co-sponsoring a mini
antique road show with the
National Association of Watch
and Clock Collectors. It is the sec-


ond oldest organization in Amer-
ica, nearly 100 years old.
Bring your watches and
clocks for free estimates of value.
Last year, more than 1,000
showed up to have their antique
watches appraised.
The exhibit is open to the
public on Saturday, January 29,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For fur-
ther information call 239-774-
8476.

Cowboys for
Christ to meet
There will be a Cowboys for
Christ meeting Thursday, Janu-
ary 27th at 6 p.m. Food and fel-
lowship at 7 p.m. gospel music
and the Word. Come and join us
at the Venus Clubhouse off of
731 and Clubhouse Road, for our
first meeting of the New Year.


Signup for Dixie
Softball League
Dixie League Softball are hold-
ing sign-ups on Saturday and Sun-
day through February 13. Saturday
sign ups will be held at Winn Dixie
starting at 8 a.m. Sunday sign ups
will be held at Davis Pratt Park start-
ing at 1 p.m. Players can also sign
up on the try out day for new play-
ers on February 19 at Davis Pratt
Park. All girls age 8-16 are encour-
aged to come sign up and play the
wonderful game of softball.

40 Day campaign
The Good Shepherd in LaBelle
launches its "40 Days of Purpose
Campaign" January 30. The peo-
ple of Good Shepherd will be
actively participating in this cam-
paign and hope that many from the
community will join them.


a&&teQof Zakf
We are very grateful to our community, our
friends, for their prayers and many expressions
of comfort and support as they join us in our
grief at loosing Danny. The many gifts of flow-
ers, food, donations to the trust for his children,
and other memorial gifts will not be forgotten.
We appreciate all who came to the visitation
and funeral services, and all the visits, cards,
and calls expressing your love and concern.

The Family ofDarniel Woosley


Dr. Ed Humbert
Next to Hendry Regional
in Suite B
530 W. Sagamore Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
htto:llwww.iointimplantcom


(863) 983-2896


On January 2, the raffle-draw-
ing for the James R. McCall II
Memorial Scholarship fund was
held at the B & B Supermarket in
Moore Haven with Store Manag-
er Mr. Black drawing the win-
ning ticket. The winner was,
Valarie James of RCMA Moore
Haven.
The multi-colored baby
afghan was made and donated
by James' grandmother of Pio-
neer. Organizers raised $191.25
on the afghan and would like to
thank the community for their
support in their efforts to send a
firefighter to school at the Fort
Myers Fire Fighters Academy. It
cost $3,179.00 to send one per-
son through this program. Once
again everyone's support is
appreciated.
On January 15, the raffle
drawing for the James R. McCall


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II Memorial Scholarship fund
was also held at the B & B Super-
market in Moore Haven with a
young by-stander drawing the
winning ticket.
The winner was, Steve Petti
of Moore Haven.
Organizers would also like to
thank the Big Cypress Rock Pit
and all of those in the communi-
ty who have helped to support
this memorial fund by their
donations, these funds helped to'
,purchase 'a headstone marker
and are being used to e'nd one
personthrough the Fort Myers
Fire Fighters Academy at High
Tech Central in Fort Myers in
memory of James R. McCall II
who died in a motor vehicle
accident on Novbmber 16, 2004,
on his Way to work at the Big
Cypress Rock Pit.


ATTENTION


Upcoming Events


Friday January 28
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway 80
SVFW 10100 Aux.: Friday meal,
$6, 5-? p.m., post home on SR 29S
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meet-
ing 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of
the Good Shepherd,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, opera meeting
Saturday, January 29
Narcotics Anonymous: 8-'p.m.
Episcopal!Church ol' the Good
SShepherd, Collingswood.& Euca-.
lyptus, Port LaBelle, open meet-
ing
Sunday, January 30
AA: 7 p.m. Episcopal Church
of the Good Shepherd,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, open discussion
Monday, January 31
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7


p.m.
Weight Watchers: Weigh in
and registration at 5:30 p.m.,
meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian
Church, Social Hall, 138 Ford
Avenue.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. 80W
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Euca-
lyptus, Port LaBelle, open meet-
ing
*"Only for October, Novem-
ber & December: SCF Meeting, 7
p.m. LaBelle City Hall, Hwy. 80,
commission chambers
Tuesday, February 1
Tuesday,
LaBelle Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m.,
Flora & Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby class: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Flora and Ella's,
noon
F/S Park Community Meeting:
Daniels School/Community Cen-


Arrest reports


On, January 14, Norberto
Figueroa. 37, was arrested for hit
and run leaving the scene of an
accident with property damage
and driving with a suspended
license According to Hendry
County Sheriff's Office, Figueroa
was driving a silver Taurus and
struck two vehicles from behind,
then left. The vehicle w\as found
at Main Street and Ford where
deputies %\ere told he got into a
White vehicle. He was later
found at a Ford Avenue resi-
dence.
On January 16, Antonio


Vasquez-Morales, 27. was arrest-
ed for aggravated battery after
allegedly pulling a knife on
another man during an alterca-
tion. The victim suffered a small
laceration to his lip.
On January 13, a 12-year-
old girl was arrested after run-
ning away from LYDA. She was
under court order to attend
school.
On January 14, Guantilleo
Cortez, 22, was arrested for DUI.
His blood alcohol level meas-
ured .182/.184.


Obituary


Tracey AnnJasiak
Tracey Ann Jasiak passed'
away on Tuesday, January 18,
2005 at Southwest Florida Region-
al Hospital in Ft. Myers. Tracey
was born on March 27, 1968 to
Ova and Barbara Davis in Val-
pariso, IN. She graduated from
Kouts High School in 1986 and
Sower College in 1987 as a legal
secretary. She was married in May
of 1989 to her husband Chris'.
They made their home in LaBelle
in 1990. Tracey was a photo lab
technician at Winn Dixie in
LaBelle.
She leaves behind her hus-
band Chris; her daughter Brytnie
and son Christopher all of
LaBelle; parents: Ova and Bar-
bara Davis of Louts, IN; sisters:
Debra (Bob) Boze of Hebron, IN
and Lola (Leon) Taylor of LaBelle;
brothers: Gary of Kouts,IN and
Ova (Luann) Jr. ofWheatfield, IN;
nephews: Steve Bair of Owens-
boro, KY and Kevin Bair of
Philpot, KY; nieces: Amy Davis of
Valpariso, IN and Loryn Taylor of
SLaBelle; great nephews: Tylor and
Trevor Bair of Nancy, KY; also a
great many aunts, uncles, cousins
and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday,
January 21 from 6-8 p.m. 'at Akin
Davis Funeral Home. Church
services were held at the First


Church of God in LaBelle on Sat-
urday, January 22 at 3 p.m. with
Pastor Wesley Stone officiating.
Burial followed at the Ft. Denaud
Cemetery.
Akin-Davis Funeral. Home in
LaBelle was in charge of the
arrangements..,


ter, 6:30 p.m.
Sweet Adelines chorus: "Spirit
of the Gulf" (formerly Ft. Myers
Fever and City of Palms); weekly
rehearsals at Zion Lutheran
Church, 7401 Winkler Road (not.
Avenue), 7 p.m. Free lessons,
auditions, orientations, 675-1338
or 675-3080. (Ladies only.)
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study
group 8 p.m. First Christian
Church, Ford Avenue, open meet-
ing
Wednesday, February 2
Port LaBelle Garden Club:
noon, extension office, Pratt Blvd.
AA Big Book Meeting: noon,
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Euca-
lyptus, Port LaBelle, open meet-
ing
Wednesday Night Live: 5-7
p.m., Caloosa Baptist Church, for
youth in grades 6-12 at 500 W.
Hwy. 80. Phone 675-4079
PPVFD: drill 7 p.m.
Jaycees: 7 p.m. dinner meet-


ing, 8 p.m. Jaycee/Lions Bldg.
Eastern Star: 7:30 p.m. Mason-
ic Lodge, Jaycee/Lions Blvd.
Class in Old Testament: 7-8:15
p.m. Parish Hall, Our Lady Queen
of Heaven Catholic Church, 675-
3724
Thursday, February 3
Small business counseling:
sessions begin at 9 a.m. Free. Call
675-0125 for an appointment.
Community Traffic Safety
Team: 1:00 p.m. LaBelle Fire Sta-
tion, MainrStreet
LaBelle Heritage Museum,
Inc.: 7 p.m. at the City Commis-'
sioner Chambers in the City Hall,
first Thrsday except June, July and
August:
AA & Al Anon: 8 p.m. discus-
sion, First Christian Church, Ford
Ave., Call Intergroup at 275-5111
DAV Chapter 144: 8 p.m.
American Legion Hall, Hwy. 80W
Christian Youth Fellowship: 7
p.m., City Hall, Commissioner's
room


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Speak Out

Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 675-4516 to
express your opinion or ask a question about public issues. You
are not required to give your name. While we want you to speak
freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity,
brevity, relevance and fairness.
Teen drivers
This message is for the parents of teenage drivers who drive
themselves to school.
Parents, do you know what kind of a driver your teen driver is
when their mom or dad is not around to see them?
In the 3 1/2 or so years that I have been driving my child to middle
and now high school, I've had the opportunity to observe these
teenage drivers speeding, tailgating, racing each other, passing when
unsafe, violating the right of way and generally doing very dangerous'
things. This past Friday, I had an encounter with one of these teen
drivers. The young man driving ran his small car up behind my vehi-
cle very fast and slammed on his brakes pretending that.he was
going to hit my vehicle. Presumably to impress the two young girls
that were riding with him. He did this several times and all in the car
seemed to think that this was great fun as all were laughing very
hard. Then the young man passed my vehicle in the turn lane, not in
the least concerned about othervehicles entering the turn lane.
To this young man I would like to say, driving recklessly to
impress your friends.is NOT cool, it is STUPID, plain and simple. If
you had hit my truck, believe me, your small car and the people in it
would have gotten the worst of the crash. I hope it doesn't take a
tragedy to make you wake up and understand what can happen.
What if you cause an accident that injures, or God forbid kills, one of
your friends? Can you live with that? SLOW DOWN and drive
responsibly so you never have to find out!
To the parents of these teen drivers, PLEASE... find out how your
child is driving when you aren't around to observe them. Have a
bumper sticker printed with your cell phone number on it and stick it
to the rear of your child's vehicle (and check regularly to make sure it
stays there) so that if anyone observes your child driving recklessly
they can contact you directly. Better to have someone tattle on your
child than to get a phone call from the highway patrol informing you
thatyour child has been killed in a senseless accident.
Now in all fairness, not all of these teens are reckless drivers. I
have also observed many who seem to drive very responsibly and
are courteous to other drivers. For instance, the other day I was
behind a young man driving with his friends, all the way from the
high school up SR 80 to Alva, and not once did he exceed the speed
limit. Now that's the kind of driver that I want my child to be when
the time comes for him to get behind the wheel.
Bulls found
Two young bulls were found wandering the grounds at River-
Bend Motorcoach Resort off of Highway 80 in the early morning of
Thursday, January 20, 2005. All attempts at finding the owners have
been unsuccessful. These bulls are quite tame and have been possi-
bly been bottle-fed. The bulls have been impounded by the Sheriff's
office. Please call the sheriff's office at 674-4060 to identify and claim.


Joke of

the week

Qantas Airline minute descent.
After every flight, Qantas pilots Sannot reproduce problem
fill out a form called a gripe sheet, ground.
which conveys to the mechanics P: Evidence of leak on right
problems encounteredwith the air- main landing gear.
craft during the flight that need S: Evidence removed.
repair.or correction. P: DME o
The engineers read and correct P: D
.the problem, and then respond in loud'
'writing on the lower half of. the S::DME oluJm set to more
form what remedial action was believable level.
taken, and the pilot reviews the P: Friction locks cause throttle
gripe sheets before the next flight, levers to stick.
Never let it be said that ground. S: That's what they're there for.
crews and engineers lack a sense of
humour. Here are some actual P: IFF inoperative.
logged maintenance complaints S: IFF always inoperative in OFF
and problems as submitted .by mode.
Qantas pilots and the solution P: Suspected crack in wind-
recorded by maintenance engi- shield.
neers. By the way, Qantas is the S: Suspectyou're right.
S: Suspectyou're right.
only major airline that has never
had an accident. P: Number 3 engine missing.
(P = The problem logged by S: Engine found on right wing
the pilot) after brief search.
(S = The solution and action P: Aircraft handles funny.
taken bythe engineers) S: Aircraft warned to straighten
P: Left inside main tire almost up, fly right, and be serious.
needs replacement. P: Target radar hums.
S: Almost replaced left inside s: Reprogrammed target radar
main tire. with lyrics.
P: Test flight OK, except auto- P: Mouse in cockpit.
land very rough. S:Cat installed.
S: Auto-land not installed on this S
aircraft. P: Noise coming from under
P: Something loose in cockpit. instrument panel. Sounds like a
S:Something ightened incdkpit midget pounding on something
Some gightenedcc with a hammer.
P: Autopilot in altitude-hold S: Took hammer away from
mode produces a 200 feet per midget.


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Important news flash: Traps set


From Tina Wills


A culprit is still at large in the
Wills household after repeated
attempts to apprehend the sus-
pect. He is wanted for exposing
himself to a naked woman who
was on the toilet in the early
morning hours Tuesday. He was
apparently hiding in the woman's
closet. The culprit is said to be a
black male approximately four-
to-ten inches in length (depend-
ing on the amount of times the
story is told and how many peo-
ple are around). He reportedly
escaped all traps set by authorities
on Tuesday evening as he
destroyed drywall and left signa-
ture droppings.
He tormented the owners of
the house, being so brazen as to
bump into their bed frame. With
all efforts failing, the authorities
brought in the expertise of the
Small glue trap team, known for
sticking to any unwanted ele-
ments that may be on the loose.
As it turns out the team was not
big enough to handle the job.
The culprit ran right into the
trap, beginning a high-speed
chase, which ended with authori-
ties scratching their heads. The
culprit ran with the trap stuck to
him into a wooded area (behind
the bed) where he was able to
leave the trap between the night-
stand and the wall. Much evi-
dence was left behind.


Foundation to help
The Chamber of Southwest and, key programs including its t
Florida announced today the for- Leadership Programs as well as
mation of a new foundation. The other community leadership pro- I
Southwest Florida Leadership grams. This new vehicle will sup- I
Foundation has been created to port a variety of related endeavors
contribute knowledge and leader- to strengthen the individual and (
ship that strengthens our regional collective efforts of several educa- F
economy: The rhission adopted tional, scientific and philanthropic c
by its board states that the foun- efforts. It is anticipated this new r
nation "will educate, develop and endeavor will be a place to bring
deploy leadership to serve the traditional chamber policy-mak- i
community interest now and in ing leaders and community lead- t
the future." ers together under one umbrella
The Foundation will operate as on a continuing and supportive I
permitted under the Internal Rev- basis. B
enue Code of 1986, as amended Grover Whidden, FPL External r
(or any corresponding future Affairs Manager and past chair- (
Internal Revenue law of the Unit- man of The Chamber has agreed F
ed States), and the regulations to be the founding Chairman. He E
issued there under (the "Code stated today, "The formation of '
and Regulations"). this foundation is the result of \
The Southwest Florida Leader- much discussion among cham- t
ship Foundation will provide a bet leaders and graduates of lead- t
collaborative vehicle to support ership programs about the value (
multiple efforts of The Chamber of a "public charitable and philan- r


Build Le
hropic" arm to assist in strength-
ening the mission of The Cham-
ber of Southwest Florida and the
Leadership Programs of The
Chamber. The Board of Directors
of The Chamber of Southwest
Florida saw enough value in the
concept to include the develop-
ment of a foundation."
Other members of the board
include: Thomas Mueller, Covan-
a Energy; Tracie Bagans, FPL;
Mary Bensel, Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall; Dian
Brownell, Golf & Electric Car-
iages Inc.; Stefanie Cutshall, Big
Cypress Mitigation Bank; Aaron A.
Farmer P.A.; Allan Stamm, Go
beyond LLC; Jeri Trevisani; Joe
Wheeler, Ironstone Bank; John
West; Lee Memorial Health Sys-
em; Jeanne Dozier, School Dis-
rict of Lee County; B. Pat
O'Rourke, Economic Develop-
nent Office of Lee County; Cliff


The authorities found long hair
attached to the glue trap; wherev-
er he is he's not happy. The great
white hunter and his trusty side-
kick Spanky were on the scene
instantly. Again, the accosted
woman was the only one to see
him in action. She is becoming
increasingly frustrated and is on
the verge of taking action into her
own hands.
The good news is that the cul-
prit was not heard from for the
rest of the night, having left the
area to get a toupee. Be on the
look out for this very dangerous
criminal known for making peo-
ple hurt themselves. He is consid-
ered full (since he eats from the
trap every night) and hairless. We
hope to bring him to justice -
preferably dead and not alive.
Authorities are regrouping and
plan to bring in the big glue trap
team tonight. If that fails they will
consider burning him out or
shooting him with a .22, whichev-
er causes the least structural dam-
age to the house.
Stay tuned for more breaking
news.
Top Story of the Hour:
The hunt ended last night as
the culprit was killed trying to
return to the scene of the crime.
Despite all of the failed attempts
to capture him, he was eventually
trapped by the original plan, the
always-faithful spring rattrap


Cold weather won't stop the suns rays
During the winter months, much as 15 percent of UV rays the chance of skin cancer, but the sun's rays. The damaging
many people are more concerned and sea foam as much as 25 per- everyone is at risk of developing effects of UV radiation can begin
with protecting their skin from the cent. While the sun may not the disease. Some of these risk in childhood.
effects of the wind and cold climb as high during the winter factors include: having fair skin Be careful when taking cer-
weather than from the sun..But months, UV levels are still strong that freckles easily; living in warm tain medications that may cause
protecting skin from the sun's during midday and the sun's climates with increased sun expo- the skin to burn more easily.
harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV intensity is highest near the equa- sure and/or high altitudes; occu- Check with your doctor or phar-
rays) is a must all year-round. UV tor. national exposure, such as work- macist to determine if your med-
rays cause skin cancer, the most Winter trips to tanning booths ing outdoors; overall lifetime ication could be a problem.


commoIIIIn Lype oI cancer 11 Lic t
United States and they do not
stop causing damage when the
weather turns cold.
UV radiation is also reflected.
or scattered by different surfaces.
Snow, for example, can reflect as
much as 80 percent of UV radia-
tion and UV levels increase signifi-
cantly as altitude increases. Win-
ter sports such as skiing can
present UV exposure as intense
as a day at the beach.
People taking winter cruises or
tropical vacations should also use
caution. Sand may reflect as


cause exposure to UV rays just as
the sun does. In fact, a study by
the National Cancer Institute
found that using tanning booths
more than once a month can
increase the risk of getting skin
cancer by 150 percent.
"Skin cancer, especially
melanoma, can be deadly," says
Lily Lai, M.D., skin cancer expert
at City of Hope Cancer Center in
Los Angeles. "Fortunately, skin
cancers are preventable and high-
ly curable if found and treated
early."
Several risk factors increase


AepoSUre to tLhe 1su, Canu 11avilg
many moles.
Tips to protect your skin from
harmful UV rays all year-round:
Avoid exposure to midday
sun, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when UV
rays are most dangerous.
Use sunscreen with a sun
protective factor (SPF) of 15 or
higher whenever you spend time
outdoors. Remember to reapply
sunscreen every 1 to 1 hours.
Wear protective clothing
such as hats and long-sleeved
shirts that block the sun's rays.
- Protect young children from


Avoid sun lamps and tan-
ning booths.
"Having a tan, natural or artifi-
cial, is a sign that the-skin has
already been damaged," says Dr.
Lai. "Since tanning booths expose
you to ultraviolet rays just as the
sun does, using a sunless tanning
lotion is the best way to add color
without damagingyour skin."
For more information about
skin cancer research and treat-
ment at City of Hope, call 800-826-
HOPE or visit
www.cityofhope.org.


Look What's Happening at Senior Connections


Diabetes
awareness
The Hendry County Health
Department and Senior Connec-
tions is offering an 8-week Dia-
betes Class at 2 p.m. each
Wednesday at the Nobles Senior
Center. Classes will include the
diabetic diet, understanding carb
counting,. eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the AIC
test, Blood Pressure, and choles-
terol.) All diabetics, long term or
newly diagnosed, are welcome.


Post disaster help
for older adults
Elders in need of help due to
the hurricanes of last summer
can still call the agency at its
office Jocations in LaBelle, (675-
1446) Clewiston, (983-7088) and
Moore Haven (863-946-1821.) In
partnership with United Way and
Senior Solutions (an area agency
on aging) disaster funds are still
available to help older adults
who continue to need assistance
with such issues as. roof repair,
insurance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore


Thank You


Thank you from
Thaxton Family


Thank you to everyone
involved in helping to put up fly-
ers, support for the family, hours
spent searching, notes to the pub-
lic and prayers that led to Sandra's
safe return. We are thankful to
.have her home. Words cannot
express our deepest gratitude.
Sincerely,
from the family
of the Sandra Thaxton
Successful first year
If you missed Saturday, Janu-
ary 15, at the Bull Pitt you missed
a lot: A lot of good stock riding,
Mike being surprised with gifts
from all the contestants for Bull
Pit's first anniversary; people lots
of people getting saved and


being set free from troubles they
are going through.
January was our one-year
anniversary and God is blessing
the ministry with bigger and bet-
ter things every month. In God's
word it says to put God first in all
that you do and He will bless you
and your home and that is what
he has done for the Bull Pit.
We want to thank all the ones
that have been so faithful to God's
ministry.
May God bless each and every
one.
Mike and Vicki MacDowell
P.S. Remember there is no
Buck Out in February due to
Swamp Cabbage and we will be
back in March. If you are interest-
ed in helping the Bull Pit with a
Swamp Cabbage float, please
contact Mike at 863-673-2765.


work, etc. Senior Connections
case managers can help the
older adult find a resource for the
problems they are experiencing.

SHINE counselor
available
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every Wednesday morning
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices.


Faith In Action
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston 'and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
with chronic disease or illness in
those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or
675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a
differencejin someone'slife by
volunteering can call th;ie same
phone numbers.


jTHOUGHJ(;Hl

OR


// 1 WEEKag


THE SMALL TREE
I hired a plumber to help me
restore an old farmhouse, and
after he had just finished a rough
first day on the job: a flat tire made
him lose an hour of work, his elec-
tric drill quit and his ancient one
ton truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat
in stony silence.. On arriving, he
invited me in to meet his family. As
we walked toward the front door,
he paused briefly at a small tree,
touching the tips of the branches
with both hands.
When opening the door he
underwent an amazing transfor-
mation. His tanned face was
wreathed in smiles and he hugged
his two small children and gave


his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the
car. We passed the tree and my
curiosity got the better of me. I
asked him about what I had seen
him do earlier.
"Oh, that's my trouble tree," he
replied. "I know I can't help hav-
Sing troubles on the job, but one
thing's for sure, those troubles
don't belong in the house with my
wife and the children. So I just
hang them up on the tree every
night when I come home and ask
God to take care of them. Then in
the morning 1 pick them up
again." "Funny thing is," he
smiled," when I come out in the
morning to pick 'em up, there
aren't nearly as many as 1 remem-
ber hanging up the night before."


4 OPINION


Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 27, 2005


operation. This was the same
operation he had stolen food
from and escaped authorities on
the night of his first appearance.
The spring trap is the oldest mem-
ber of the recovery effort and the
surest. All of the new technology
and methods can't compare with
the strength and durability of the
spring trap. Apparently, greed and
hunger drove him back to the bait
left by the authorities.
The accosted woman reports
that she came home around
12:00 a.m. from a shopping trip.
As she slept, the suspect was pois-
ing himself for another run at her
bathroom closest, which the trap
was in front of. The woman and
the "great white hunter" were
awakened by the sounds of a
fierce struggle in the bathroom of
the home. The struggle continued
for some 15-20 seconds, just long
enough to give the hunter time to
get a stick and a net. Slowly, the
hunter crept into the room, not
putting his feet on the floor until
he saw no movement. As always,
the hunter was in his uniform -
white cotton briefs so the suspect
would recognize his authority. By
the time the woman and the
"great white hunter" arrived, it
was too late to watch him die a
slow and painful death, for he
was already dead. The woman
gave a positive ID and the criminal
was put into a bucket and left on


the back porch with his head still
in the trap.
The woman exclaimed,
"That's what you get!" New infor-
mation also has found last night
that one of the deputies in the
case, a calico named Callie, was
found dead in the yard of the
house. (This was information
withheld by the hunter from his
wife until last night.) Although
there were no apparent signs of
violence other than fur all over the
yard, the cause of death is not
known. It is not clear to authori-
ties if the suspect had anything to
do with the death of Callie. The
dog next door is also a suspect at
this.time.
The real ID of the suspect is as
follows: it was a black rat, approx-
imately eight inches in length. As
it turns out the sex of the rat was
not able to be determined. The
time of death-was 3:33 a.m. on
January 14, 2005. This is just one
more example of a wasted life
that ended in tragedy. The
woman and her family area glad
the ordeal is over and hope that
this never happens again. The
only comment from Spanky, the
sidekick, was, "It wasn't that big."
As always, he is known for his
unending wisdom and sarcasm.
The family would like to thank all
of those who have stuck by them
and offered moral support during
this terrible time.


adership
Chaipel, Schultz Chaipel and Co.
LLP; Charles Reynolds, Wachovia;
Steve Scott and Steve Tirey, The
Chamber of Southwest Florida..
The Chamber of Southwest
Florida is a regional business
membership organization with
members in Lee, Collier, Char-
lotte, Hendry and Glades coun-
ties. Chamber members are
regional employers and many
provide products and services
across the region. The Chamber's
'"Business Building Leadership"
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services.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 27, 2005 5


Mundy
Continued From Page 1
That is ten-year teacher, Upthe-
grove Elementary School's Barbara
Mundy's belief and her goal. Since
she was a young girl, teaching
appealed to her. Barbara's great-
grandmother was a teacher in a
one-room schoolhouse and she
grew up listening to her stories "in
awe." She knew that was what she
wanted to do.
Consequently, Barbara liked
school, especially reading. She says
she actually cried if she couldn't go.
She had wonderful teachers who
"believed in me, so I believed in
myself. I try to do the same. I want
them to love school; to want to
come back."
Learning is a process, she says.
In reading, that process is to learn
to recognize each letter, its sound,
then sounding out words and word
families and so on. The process is
applied to each subject. In fact, her
students are tackling some surpris-


Lutkenhaus
Continued From Page 1
played baseball and basketball at
Wartburg College in Iowa where
he graduated in 1984 with a BA in
Physical Education and Business
Education. After graduation he
ended up teaching elementary
school health classes in San Anto-
nio, Texas for a couple of years. It,
was through his association with
Dennis Wentholt, former LHS Ath-
letic Director, that he discovered
LaBelle in 1987. He and wife Beth
came to LaBelle where he took
over the basketball program at
LHS. In 1994 he received his Mas-
ters degree in Leadership Educa-
tion from Nova Southeastern Uni-'
versity..
Lutkenhaus taught technology
and business law classes at LHS for
14 years. Teaching fourth and fifth
graders for the last four years at


Smith
Continued From Page 1
decided she really enjoyed the
challenge and loved working with
children. It's not that she didn't
have enough challenges in her
life. She is a single mother to three
boys. Her 24 year-old twin sons
each are physically challenged
with cerebral palsy. One twin has
more severe disabilities than the
other. A third son is exactly three
years younger to the day, all were
born on Februarv 19He is-attend,--
ing the Art Institute in Et. Laud-,
erdale. Originally, from Indiana,
she moved to Ocala and then on
to LaBelle through some prompt-
ing from her very dear friends and
mentors, Bob and Pat Mace.
These fine people' have helped
her every step of the way during
their 24 year-old relationship. Ms.
Smith considers them her Mom
and Dad, and they consider her
their daughter and grandsons to
add to their five grown children in
their 30s and 40s.



Murder
ContinuedFrom Page 1
Mr. Woosley's 1992 blue F-1-50
pick up truck, which was missing
that night, was discovered Janu-
ary 2, on CR 82 in northern Collier
Count'.
Henderson was arrested \with
out a struggle on a dirt road in
Muse about 1:30 a.m. January 5,
- after authorities put together a citi-,
. zen's tip with what Sheriff Ronnie
Lee termed "good police w\ ork"
Glades and Collier county officers,
along with Florida Department of
Law Enforcement agents, stopped
Henderson as he was driving a
blue Cavalier stolen in
Immokalee. Henderson was
alone when he was arrested for
escape.


ing concepts including higher
math, such as estimating and frac-
tions.
The hardest part for her is trying
not to be disappointed if not every
student learns to read by the end of
kindergarten. It's not always possi-
ble, she says. Students are individu-
als with individual circumstances
that affect their learning.
Barbara earned her BA in ele-
mentary ed at the University of
South Florida at Fort Myers. Like
many teachers, Barbara is a lifelong
learner. She is now finishing her
masters degree at FGCU. That adds
an extra 2-3 nights to her work
week. She then plans to go on for
her doctorate. Barbara expects to
be teaching kindergarten for
"another ten years" but is thinking
she might like to teach some col-
lege subjects some day.
Kindergarten is the first real
school experience for most chil-
dren and structure is difficult for
them to learn, Barbara says. That
means the teacher needs to be fair-
ly strict at the beginning of the year.
Then they can relax a little and be


COES he feels revitalized and reen-
ergized. He believes change is
healthy and good and also enjoys.
the challenge it offers. He feels the
most rewarded where he is right
now. Lutkenhaus has taught class-
es at Edison College and also
LaBelle Adult Education. He
coached basketball for seven years,
baseball for a few years, and also
got involved with the football pro-
gram. He coached basketball at
LMS for six years. He also continues
to officiate basketball and baseball
games and states he has a love for
all sports. He does admit to having
a passion for basketball. In his free
time he enjoys technology reading
and music.
He would put on a 'wish list' for
LaBelle a new baseball/soccer
complex and a facility to encourage
youth health and fitness. He said
our kids deserve better than what
we are offering them. He believes
that kids learn things like discipline


"We are all so very proud of
her, and her accomplishments.
Putting herself and a son with
special needs through college
was no easy task for a single
mother.. She is a very special per-
son," said Pat Mace. Ms. Smith
feels that she could not have
accomplished all she has without
their support. She also states that
the middle school staff has been
very supportive especially when a
special need arises with one of
her sons. She definitely feels at
home in LaBelle.
Ms, Smith-loves teaching math
to sixth graders and strives for her
students to learn all they can from
her. She also has one reading
class. She works in the after
school program where students
enjoy her bridge building class.
The use of technology in her
classroom is apparent. The daily
school work, lessons and Power-
Point presentations are done on
the Interwrite School Pad just pur-
chased this year through a grant.
The system allows her to present
lessons on an overhead screen


Henderson had lived at the
Woosley residence for several
months in 2003, but was arrested
after he was accused of stealing a
Smith & Wesson snub-nosed nick-
el-plated .38 special handgun from
the Woosley residence. For that
theft, Henderson was sentenced to
two years state probation; was
ordered to have no contact with
Mr. Woosley or his residence; was
ordered to have a substance abuse
evaluation and to complete the
recommended treatment; was
ordered to give his best effort at
earning a GED; and was ordered
not to possess any firearm.
When he walked away from
*the work detail, Henderson was
serving concurrent sentences on
two counts of Grand Theft Auto,
handed down just ten days before
his escape. He was sentenced to


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more at ease with the children.
Barbara says she works at hav-
ing as much parental contact as
possible. Since most parents work
out of necessity, that usually means
phone calls, notes home and the
school newsletter. Of course, she
often runs into parents around
town, as well.
Barbara loves her job and is
quick to point out to any prospec-
tive teachers that the Number One
prerequisite to be a good teacher is
that you must want to do it. It's
something you do because you
love it not something you do for
money. It's a vocation that offers
great satisfaction like Krista
McCauliff said, "I touch the future. I
teach."
As a teacher, Barbara is very
conscious of the fact that her young
students will one day run the
world. She wants to make sure
they get started off right.
Barbara has had several jobs: a
bank teller, airport employee, wait-
ress buf teaching is what it's all
about for her.
She attended LaBelle schools


and hard work that they can't learn
elsewhere while playing team
sports. These are things that no one
can teach.
"We are going to have an influx
of new people, from all socio-eco-
nomic groups come to this area
and we need to have something to
offer the youth. We need to start
focusing on the good kids, our
future leaders," he said.
Lutkenhaus is the'Webmaster
for COES home page. While at LHS
he was the technology specialist
and put the Hendry school district
"on the internet". In 1995, LHS's
high school site was the Discovery
Channel's "Site of the Week" which
he created. Mr. Lutkenhaus says, "I
take pride in introducing technolo-
gy to students and watch them get
excited, competent and successful
using these tools." He is also proud
to know that several of his former
students have taken on many good
paying jobs, in technology-related


with a projector and write infor-
mation on a pad as she walks
around the classroom. This
allows her the freedom to moni-
tor student behavior and interact
with the students as the lesson is
being taught. "I don't think I can
give up the system, it has become
part of my everyday routine," said
Ms. Smith.
When asked how she thinks'
kids have changed over the last 16
years she said,
"Children today are over stim-
ulated with television, video
games and the Internet. They
often don't have the opportunity
to use their imagirrations or prob-
lem solve. Teachers have to invent
ways to stimulate students on the
same level as the technology in
order to keep them interested in
their education. It is a hard task
and I am not always successful,
but I will continue to try to change
with the times. Technology is not
a bad thing, I use it in my class-
room every day, but it sometimes
limits the use of our own imagina-


364 days, with a total of 124 days
of credit for time served and only
had months left on his sentence.
Henderson has been held with-
out bond in Hendry County Jail


"off and on" when her parents
moved here from South Carolina,
but graduated from high school in
South Carolina. She's been married
for 20 years, has four children and
three grandchildren. She's lived in
New York, North and South Caroli-
na, California and Athens, Greece
(when husband was in the Air
Force).
When approached with love,,
structure and a little discipline, chil-
dren are excited and happy to
learn. They'll do anything they're
asked, Barbara says, because they
love you.
Right now Barbara has an
intern teacher with her. Mrs. Coker
will graduate from FGCU April 30
and this is her final internship. She
says she's very familiar with kinder-
garten classes. The difference in
Barbara's classes, she says, is that
"it's all positive" an atmosphere
very conducive to learning.
Six-year-old Blair Pullen is one
of Barbara Mundy's students. She
will be her teacher's presenter at
the county Golden Apple Award
banquet. Blair loves to do


careers.
He is especially excited about
the new Tech Center being built in
Hendry County and feels it is des-
perately needed. "The vocational
base will help this county. Not
every child is a potential four-year
College student," he remarked. He
has also learned that you can never
predict how successful a child will
be.
He feels blessed to have his fam-
ily. Wife Beth is a Guidance Coun-
selor at Country Oaks Elementary
School. They consider themselves
"seasoned veterans". His two chil-
dren are also a blessing to him. He
considers it a joy to spend time with
his son, a tenth grader and daugh-
ter who's a fourth grader. He enjoys
getting involved in their hobbies
and sports activities. A real family
man! Lutkenhaus believes that
Hendry County is an excellent
place to raise kids and the school
system here does a super job.


tions."
Ms. Smith sets high and fair
expectations for her students. She
does this with the understanding
that students vary in their learning
style and rate at which they learn.
"Most students will eventually
perform at my expectations
because they are still wanting to
please the teacher in sixth grade,"
said Ms. Smith. Many students
consider Ms. Smith to be strict but
she feels that showing kindness
and understanding at the same
time is important.- "A teacher can
be firm and loving at the same
time," she said.
Ms. Smith feels that she might
not be the most popular teacher
with. her students because she is
firm, however she knows she has
made an impact and a lasting
impression. Many of her former
students stay in touch with her.
One student still wants to buy his
'favorite teacher' a sports car that
he promised to buy her many
years ago. "His kind words have
meant more to me than a sports
car," said Ms. Smith.


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9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship
The Lords Supper 1' and 3rd Sundays e
Bible Study Sundays at 10:15 a.m;
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"color/cuts" and she loves to read bug." She also loves her teacher
stories- especially the one about and for Barbara Mundy, there isn't a
"the old lady who swallowed a betterdealanywhere.


A miracle has happened thanks to all
our friends in LaBell. Our Connie
Ranmos is no\\ free of Cancer. \\e
\\ would like to thank all of you for all
you did for her. \our PRAYERS, your
donations and your support in other
ways.
Sincerely,
Mary Lou Medina & Herrera Family


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BROCK DENNIS MORGAN
Born Janiary 10, 2005 at
Coleman County
Medical Center at 8:17
a.m. in Coleman, Texas.
S He weighed 6 lbs 12.2
ounces and is 19 1/2
S' inches long.
Parents are Melissa
Atkisson and Dennis
.: Nlorgan formally of
SLaBelle. He was also

S' sister Rayven, 3.
..l aternal grandparents
are Dan & Angel
Atkisson of LaBelle.
P- aternal grandparents
Share Rich & Debbie
Morgan of Coleman, Texas who welcome their little Texan into
the family. Great-grandparents are Elaine & Leroy Henderson
of LaBelle, Cleo & Tiny Atkisson of Lake Harbor, FL and
Richard Morgan, Sr. of Pt. St. Lucie, FL.


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Thank you to Florida Rock Industries for donating
several loads of fill dirt for the LaBelle rodeo
grounds. Several L.F.L.C. members volunteered
their time and equipment to spread the fill dirt
that was hauled in by Nathan Campos Trucking.
Picture on the right is of Denny Edgar, LaBelle
Family Livestock Club member loading the fill
dirt to be hauled into the rodeo grounds above.
Thank you from LaBelle Family
Livestock Club and the
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Departiment


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Spelling Bee winners
Congratulations to Country Oaks Elem Spelling Bee win-
ners. They are Kayla Ayers first place, Albar Ramirez sec-
ond place, and Dylan Awbrey as alternate. These three
represented C.O.E. at the countywide Spelling Bee Tues-
day, January 25,7 p.m. at Upthegrove Elementary School.


Little Brother Real


Snake's journey
Billy Moore takes us to anoth-
er time in another place in his
highly detailed, action-filled Little
Brother Real Snake.
Young Red Squirrel, an Indian
youth, .comes of age in spite of
some Who would destroy him.
The son of a respected warrior .- ..;. ",
who died bravely in battle, Red J .A.
Squirrel is slight of stature and a T.
daydreamer who faces disturb- e
ing trials on his way to manhood.' s
Billy Moore has a way of tug-
ging at the heart through these ,, A,
trials as his young hero struggles
for self-knowledge in learning
Sthe century old lessons of his eld-
ers. ..


At one point Billy Moore
writes: Red Squirrel stopped to
breathe deeply and feel the air
within himself and that around
him mingling and mixing with
his spirit.
Finally he found it, the perfect
spot where he felt the peace and
the spirit of the place. He
remained perfectly still for a time
to make sure this was the proper
spot, then he opened his eyes. In
the center of this proper spot, he
placed dry needles of cedar, an
empty small bird's nest he'd
found in the cedar along with an
armful of limbs from underneath'
the cedar and from a fallen
sycamore. He needed enough
dry branches to keep a small fire
going throughout the night.
SThis had become his special
place. He loved and revered the
lands his people roamed, but
here his spirit connected to the
spirit of the place in a special
way. There was beauty for the
eye as well as the heart. All about
him, tiny spears of green pushed
through the brown grass that had
dried and matted up from the
previous summer.
With real feeling and quiet


..


LaBelle fl
Area youth ages 8-17 will have
an opportunity to take to the
skies. On Saturday, February 5,
the Experimental Aircraft Associa-
tion (EAA) Chapter 66, will host a
Young Eagles Flight Rally at
LaBelle Airport.
The rally is part of the EAA Avi-
ation Foundation's Young Eagles
Program, created to encourage a
greater youth interest in aviation.
"Free airplane rides are just
part of the Flight Rally," said Sam
James, spokesman for the event.
"We hope to build one-to-one
relationships between pilots and
young people, giving a new gen-
eration a chance to learn more
about the possibilities that exist in
the world of aviation."
Pilots at the event will also
explain more about their air-
planes, allowing young people to
discover how airplanes work and
how ensuring safety is the pri-
mary concern before every flight.
Following the flight, each


light rally
youth, will receive a certificate
making them an official Young
Eagle. Their name will then be
entered into the "world's Largest
Logbook," which is on perma-
nent display at the EAA Air Adven-
ture Museum in Oshkosh, VI. The
Logbook is also accessible on the
Internet at
www.youngeagles.com.
Along with flight rallies, EAA
members are also flying Young
Eagles on an individual basis
around the world. Young Eagles
have already been registered in
more than 70 countries.
Parents and youth attending
the flight rally on February 5th are
asked to come to LaBelle Airport
Terminal, starting at 8 a.m. to reg-
ister for their flight. Flights will
begin at 8 a.m. Parents/guardians
must be there to sign the registra-
tion form.
Please call 863-675-1568 to
reserve a spot for your child.


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with Red Squirrel
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reader an almost spiritual experi-
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filled with hope and comfort.
As in his first book, Cracker's
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way of endearing his main char-
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Squirrel lives on long after the
reader has finished:the last page.
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LMS spellers continue to excel
LaBelle Middle School students excelled in the school
spelling bee held February 8. The three top spellers are,
from left: first place Savannah Davis (who also earned
third place in the 2003-04 regional bee), second place
winner Elyssa Grant, and third place winner Tia Williams
(who was the Country Oaks representative at the 2003-04
district bee).


Benefit dinner and


auction planned
Lifeline Family Center is featur- tributing members of society. It
ing "A Night in Italy" for its Annual provides a home, childcare and
Fundraising event. It will be held transportation so they can contin-
on February 12, at the beautiful ue their education, earn their
Sanibel Harbour Resort and there GED, and receive career training.
will be Italian music, cuisine, Ground has just been broken on
entertainment by Jimmy Labriola. Phase I to expand Lifeline Family
Many fabulous items will be auc- Center's program to 24 moms
tioned off including a Trip to Italy and up to 36 children.
for Two. Don't miss this fun
evening and a chance to help Doors open for preview and
homeless pregnant young Silent Auction at 5 p.m. Dinner
women. Save the date! and entertainment begin at 6:30
Lifeline Family Center is a two- p.m. Tickets for this delightful
year residential and educational evening are $75 per person and
program for pregnant young sponsorships are available as
women, mostly teens. Its goal is well. To obtain more information
to teach these young women par- on this event and to purchase tick-
enting skills and help them redi- ets, please call Lifeline Family
rect their lives to become con- Center at 239-542-4457.


Lisa Herrero
Realtor


Top spellers at UES
The following students represented Upthegrove Elemen-
tary in the Hendry County Spelling Bee. First place -
Anthony Black, Second place Amelia Molina, Alternate
- Jian Wilson. The Hendry County Spelling Bee will take
place on Tuesday, January 25, at Upthegrove Elementary
School.


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Jasiak benefit BBQ dinner planned


The family of Tracey Jasiak,
longtime residents of LaBelle
need your help. Tracey was the
wife of Chris and the mother of
Brytnie and Christopher. Tracey
had been hospitalized for several
weeks with complications from
cancer. Sadly, Tracey lost her bat-
tle with cancer on January 18,
2005.


Many of you knew Tracey
from the Winn Dixie Photo-Lab
and her husband Chris from the
U-Save Deli.
To help Tracey and her family
we will be having a benefit bar-
becue dinner on February 5,
2005 from 11 -? at Barron Park.
There will be a raffle for a 7"
widescreen portable' DVD player


and many other items plus a
bake sale. All proceeds from the
dinner, raffle, and bake sale will
be put into the Jasiak Family
Benefit Fund at Olde Cypress
Community Bank, located on
Bridge Street. Individual dona-
tions can be made to the Jasiak
Family Benefit Fund.
The menu for the dinner will


include:
Chicken leg
quarter or
hamburger
with baked
beans,
coleslaw and a
drink for $6, or
a hotdog,
chips and
drink for $3. Tracey Jasiak


Youth and Livestock Show plans week of fun
The LaBelle Youth and Live- include: Class D (bread, rolls, biscuits); .goat 1-4p.m.
stock Show organizers are plan- Plastics (using milk or bleach Class E (pies); Class F (candies)
ning a whole week of fun and com- jugs, strawberry baskets, etc.) Section 2 Canned foods cate- Shows
petitions for February 14-18. Fabrics (using old blue jeans, gories: Class A (fruits); Class B
Check-in will be Sunday, February clothing, linens, quilts, etc.) (vegetables); Class C (relishes); Livestock and fashion shows
13, at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds Paper (using leftover wallpa- Class D (pickling); Class E (jams will beasfollows:
on SR 29S. per, magazines, puzzles, etc.) and marmalades);' Class F (jelly). Small Animals, pets, greased pig
Glass, metal, wood or natural Section 3 cake decorating. contest: Monday, February 14, 6
Trash to Treasure products Age divisions are the same for p.m.
ash tOnee ntry per category, please. both Trash to Treasure and Baking Dairy and beef breeding cattle:
Trash to Treasure participants and Canning competitions. Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
must check in between 1 a.m. and a n and annin Division I: youth up to 18 years; Steer show: Tuesday, February
noon. You must have a picture of 9 Baking dCanning Division II: adults over 18 but under 15 7p.m.
your recycled item with your entry, Foods will be judged on appear- 65; Division Ill exhibitors 65 and Swine show: Wednesday, Feb-
along with a description of the item ance, texture, taste and procedure; older. ruary 16,7 p.m.
and procedure used (typed or recipes must accompany entries Call the 4-H Extension office at Fashion show: Thtursday, Febru-
printed on index cards). Judging and include the entrant's name. 674-4092 for complete rules andreg- ary 17, 6 p.m.
will be based on description infor- Canning dates must be on jars (reg- ulations for Trash to Treasure and Goat show: Thursday, February
nation, construction difficulty, cre- ulation canning jars only, with two- Baking and Canning Competitions. 17, 7p.m.
G-1J. millr-n nilki t ;immi;


active use of the item and overall
success, Entries may be on display
throughout the week of the exhibi-
tion and may be picked up Sunday,
February 19, from 10 a.m. till noon.
You must pre-register your item at
the 4-H Extension Office by Febru-
ary 1. Project ideas include: jewel-
ry, baskets, ornaments, toys, wall
hangings,. vests, etc. Categories


Briana Marie Green
Emily Green proudly
announces the birth of her new
sister, Brianna Marie Green.
Brianna is the daughter of
Carolyn and Terry Green of
LaBelle. Terry is in the Navy and
the couple is currently stationed
in Jacksonville. Brianna was
born January 14, 2005, at the
Naval Hospital in Jacksonville.
She weighed 7 pounds, 12


piece lias; oroKen seals will oe dis-
qualified). All entrees must be on
disposable plates. Cake decorating
will be judged on appearance only.
Pre-iegister by February 1 at the 4-H
Extension Office.
Section 1 Baking categories
include: Class A (cakes, cheese-
cakes); Class B (cookies and
brownies); Class C (cupcakes);


ounces, and was 18.75 inches
long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Barbara Calfee and Robert
Calfee of LaBelle.
Paternal 'grandparents are
Nancy Cashatt of LaBelle arid
Mike Cashatt, Sr. of West Palm
Beach.
Joshua David Atchley
Josh Atchley, formally of
LaBelle, and wife Tara Dennis


Antique musical items
The next meeting of the nationally recognized authority
LaBelle Heritage Museum will be on antique music boxes and
on Thursday, February 3, in the musical toys. She will demon-
meeting room of the LaBelle City. state and discuss a variety of
Hall at 7 p.m. This will be an musical items, including musical
exceptional meeting with another, boxes from. the 1820s to 2004,
Fine speaker. singing bird boxes and a monkey
Beatrice Robertson is an inter- organ. Musical toys from 1880 to

Gulf Citrus Country Ga


STickets:are now on sale for the
Gulf Citrus Growers Association
Country Gala to be held Saturday,
April 9, at 6 p.m. at LaBelle Civic
Center (Directly Behind City Hall).
Guests will be treated to a
steak dinner prepared by the
Hendry County Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation. There will also be a live
:auction, raffles and a $1,000
.grand cash prize drawing.


Tickets are $100 per
couple/admits 2 and can be pur-
chased through the Gulf Citrus
office at (863) 675-2180.
Proceeds from the fala benefit
the community outreach and leg-
islative efforts of the association
on behalf of the citrus industry in
Southwest Florida.
The Gulf Citrus Growers Asso-
ciation, established in 1986, is a


Livestock Show
Check-in is Sunday, February
13, at the rodeo grounds. Steers,
dairy and beef breeding stock will
be from 1-2 p.m. (must weigh at
least 950 pounds); swine from 2-4
p.m. (must weigh at least, 200
pounds); small animal and dairy


Acthley are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Joshua
David, born October 8, 2004, at
3:10 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds,
2 ounces, and was 22 inches at
birth.
Josh is a 1996 graduate of
LaBelle High School and was a
member of the 1995 Cowboy
football team that went to the
state championships. Josh is a
labor comptroller for Cutrale, a
citrus juice producer. He earned.


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ately following the goat show
Market Animal Sale: Friday, Feb-
ruary 18,7 p.m.
Checkout is Saturday, February
19, from 10 a.m. till noon,
hTe buyers dinner will be held
Friday, February 18, from 5-6 p.m.
at the Hendry County Cooperative
Extension Office.


his Bachelors degree in Business
at Florida Southern and is cur-
rently working on his Masters
degree in Business from the Uni-
versity of Tampa. Tara is a physi-
cal therapist with a specialty in
pediatrics. She earned her Mas-
ters at Columbia University.

Maternal grandparents :are
Terry and Lynn Dennis and Gina
and Rob Freitag. Paternal grand-
parents are Pastor Rob and Sue
Atchlev. now living in Lake


SAlfred, where he pastors at the
S displ y First United Methodist Church.
modern day will also be included:
This is a rare opportunity to see Engagement
and hear items usually only seen
in museums. Ms. Robertson lives
in Ortona. Harris/Powers to wed
Guests and prospectiveem- Susan Harris, daughter of
Guests and prospective mem- .Roger and Brenda Harris of
bersarewelcome, as always. Kissimmee and Willodene Harris
of Alva will become the bride of
a planned Nathan Powers on Saturday, Jan-
uary 29, 2005. The private cere-
trade association with 112 growe money will take place at Fisheating
trade association wi 11 grower Creek in Palmdale. Nathan is the
members representing nearly son of Frank Powers of LaBelle
77,000 acres in Charlotte, Collier, and Pam Thompson of Seneca,'
Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. SC.
GCA addresses key issues of Shannon Young will be the
Maid of Honor and Danny Powers
economic importance to the sus- will be the Best Man.
tainable growth and development Susan graduated from LHS in
of the citrus industry of Southwest 1997 ard Nathan from LHS in
Florid. 1994. They are the current owners
of Frank's Barber Shop II in


Property Appraiser's office sets hours
Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA, ASA, will be available in the east park- 2. Florida driver's license
Hendry County Property Apprais- ing lot beside the chamber of 3. Floridavehide registration
er, has announced that her offices commerce. : 4. Hendrv County voter's card
will be open until 6 p.m. on Feb- If you can't get to the office, or Declaration of Domicile
ruary 10, 17 and 24, to accommo- staff will come to you at the fol- 5. Social Security card(s) or
date taxpayers \ho wish to file for lowing times and locations: numbers)
homestead exemption and other Pioneer Fire Stationm Thursday, 6. If you live in a mobile home,
exemptions that are available. February 10; you will need to bring the registra-
Also, to better serve the public, Monttura Fire Station: Thurs- tion
'the offices will be open on Satur- day, February 17; 7. Permanent Resident Alien
dar. February 19, from 9 a.m. till Felda Fire Station: Thursday. Card or non-American residents
noon. February 24. .Should you have any questions
S For those taxpayers who wish The Clewiston sub-office will or need additional information,
to apply in LaBelle on the above be open the same dates and times please feel free to call the LaBelle,
dates, please enter the Court- as the LaBelle office. office at 675-5270 or the Clewis-
Shouse complex through the You must have the following ton office at 983-3.178. The hours
court ard and an attendant will let information to apply: ,of both offices are 8:30 a.m. to 5
you in the glass doors. Parking 1. Title ofyour property p.m. Monday-Friday.

Water use permit renewalworkshop set
The South Florida Water Man- McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers on against criteria contained in
agement District has begun the Feb. 2, beginning at 10 a.m. updated rules.
water use permit renewal process All individual and major gener- Workshops for each of the five
for the Lower West Coast. The al water use permits for irrigation sub-basins will be scheduled to
Lower West Coast area includes must be renewed by the dates inform permit holders of the
all of Lee, Collier and Hendry established for each of the renewal process, processing fees,
counties and portions of Charlotte region's five sub-basins, deadlines and to assist with any
and Glades counties. In order to Since Water Use Permits have problems or questions. More
explain the revised rules and a finite duration, they must be information can be found on the
renewal process, the third infor- renewed in order to re-establish Water Use Permit Renewal page
national workshop will be held at the right to use water. on the District web site or by call-
the District's Lower West Coast Applications for permit ing the special hotline at (800)
Service Center located at 2301 renewals will be evaluated 547-2694.


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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and the
National Eye Institute along with Family Eye Care are highlight-
ing the importance of regular eye care and good vision.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss in the
United States affecting about three million Americans. High risk
groups include anyone over the age of sixty; blacks and
Hispanics. over the age of forty; people of Caribbean-island ori-
gin or descent, diabetics and people who have a family history
of glaucoma. With no early warning signs of possible vision loss,
doctors urge those at higher risk for glaucoma to get regular
dilated eye examinations to help detect this blinding eye disease.
Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the
eye progressively increases, leading to optic nerve damage and
reduced peripheral (side) vision: As the disease worsens, the
field of vision gradually narrows and blindness may result. No
pain is noted from the increased eye pressure.
Once vision is lost from glaucoma, unlike with cataracts, it
cannot be returned.
Please call Family Eye Care at 863-675-0761 for more infor-
mation or to set-up an appointment for a dilated eye examina-
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 27, 2005


Cowboys drop



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District Games


By David Kelley
After a three game skid the
LaBelle Cowboys basketball team
find themselves on the bottom of
District 3A-l I. The losses from
North Port, Clewiston and Golden
Gate have the players and coach-
es searching for answers.
The Cowboys have had some
bright spots late in all the games.
"We have not given up in the
fourth quarter but we do not play


the first, second or third quarter
so it's hard to just play one quar-
ter or parts of the game," said
Coach David Kelley.

The Cowboys will try and
improve even if it means pulling
some J.V. players up to the Varsity.
The Cowboys have two tough dis-
trict games this week with Dun-
bar and Verot, then St. John Neu-
mann on Wednesday.


Counesy phoro


Outback Steakhouse

All-Star football players
From left: LHS stand-out senior football All-Stars, Holden
Jones and Cy Clayton had a great time playing in the rain
during a recent Saturday football game in Palm Beach
Gardens. Over 5,000 people were in attendance to watch
the game. The "invitation only game" selected Jones and
Clayton from over 40 high schools in the area.


Cowboys seek a winning season


By Roger Alexander
The Cowboys soccer team had
two more games this past week
and were able to come away with a
win, keeping their overall record
above .500.
"I am still hoping for a winning
record for the team. It will be the
first in school history," Coach Frost


said of his team.
In their opening game of the
week the Cowboys came out flat
and were not able to defeat Dunbar
High School. The Tigers came out
strong and scored quickly. LaBelle
was able to even it up at one when
Juan Rios hit a penalty kick before
the half. Dunbar got another goal in
the second half to take the 2-1 yicto-


ry.
LaBelle struggled early again in
the Friday match against St. John
Neumann as their opponents took
a 1-0 lead. LaBelle once again tied it
up before the half when Rios con-
nected for a goal. LaBelle came out
in the second half and was more
aggressive as they got two more
goals to take the 3-1 victory. The


final two goals were scored by Juan
Moncada and Rey Hernandez.

LaBelle will take aim at that win-
ning record this week as they travel
to Gulf Coast and then play at Pal-
metto Ridge tonight. They will be
home tomorrow night with a
match against Sebring.


Cowgirls prepare for district play


By Roger Alexander
The Cowgirls were looking to
this week as a test to see how they
might do in the district tournament.
If the week was any indication,
things should be fine. That's
because the Cowgirls won a game
and tied a team they were beaten
by earlier in the year. First, they
defeated Sebring 6-3 and then they
tied Naples 2-2.
"We are peaking right now and


that is a good thing. We are playing
the best ball we've played all sea-
.son. If this continues we should be
in fine shape," Coach Kelly said
after the week.
In Sebring, LaBelle jumped out
to a 3-0 lead, but had the lead disap-
pear early in the second half.
LaBelle picked it up, though, and
scored three more goals for the vic-
tory. Mellisa Kelly had a big night as
she scored five goals on her way to


becoming the all time leading scor-
er in South West Florida. With the
goal she now sits at 205 goals for
her career. Karla Shoaf scored the
other goal for LaBelle. Maria
Rodriguez had 15 saves at the
goalie position.
At Naples things were a little
tighter as the two teams battled
back and forth all night. Each team
managed two goals as Meghan
Kelly scored twice for the Cowgirls,


giving her 97 for her career. Mellisa
aided in both goals as she got the
assists. Rodriguez had 12 saves.
The Cowgirls record now stands at
16-6-1 and they are now looking to
the districts.
First up will be Immokalee at
home. With a win they will travel to
North Port for the second round
and a chance at the finals. If they
reach the finals, win or lose, they
will go on to the regional round.


District title could be in Cowgirls' future


By Roger Alexander
As the regular soccer season
comes to an end, Coach Kelly
wants to give recognition to some
girls that are usually over looked.
"When you have a couple of
girls on the team like Mellisa and
Meghan, sometimes others get
overlooked. But without them we
would not be where we are right
now," Kelh said.
)Donriairn DMess is a big part of
the ieam, bul a few weeks ago she
went down with stress fractures in
both ankles. With her absence
there was a void left that the team
didn't know how they would fill.
That is when they turned to Becki


Lozano. Coach moved her from
her usual spot at midfielder and put
her at the sweeper spot to take
Dyess' place.
Becki, along with sophomore
Jessi Backus, took over the defense
and played extremely well. They
protected things back there and
were able to clear the ball when
called'upon. In blocking back spot
the team had great play from Gra-
cie Leos and Shaila Wilson, who
both stepped up and played with
intensity. When they needed a
break Iris Lozano and Heather
Conelly stepped in.
In the midfield the team had a
good core of players as Maggie


Stansley, Marina Marines, Tiffany
Terrell and Amanda Wright
roamed. All four of them did the
job they were called on to do. Allisa
Herrera and Hope Henery also got
playing time there and did a good
job.
Ashley Turner and Karla Shoaf
played in the center and both
showed great improvement
throughout the year. Shoaf played
so well that the coaches think she
will be the heir apparent to one of
the Kellys' spots .
Of course, things wouldn't be
complete without the twins,
Meghan and Mellisa. Together they
went out and did a great job.


Throughout their careers they man-
aged to score a combined 302
goals and are still going. They ran
the offense and made all the others
that much better.
In the goalie spot Maria
Rodriguez played great with her
ability to stop the ball. That allowed
Becki Lozano to play the field. She
meant a lot to the team.
When you put them all together
there is a really good team that is on
its way to-the district tournament
with confidence. They are just two
wins away from moving on to the
regionals and the way they are
playing right now they may be on
their way to a district title.


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737 S. Bridge St. LaBelle
Serving this area for oyer 10 years.


Get ready now for February 8
- the day Hendry County resi-
dents can participate in a
statewide event designed to get
Floridians up and moving. Step
Up, Florida, On Our Way to
Healthy Living, is a relay covering
all 67 Florida counties.
A team of bicyclists will start at
Gator Hammock on SR 29 and ride
the flag nine miles to Duda Citrus
Belle.
Walkers will carry it two miles it
from Citrus Belle to RCMA LaBelle
where the children will participate
in physical activity.
Runners will take the flag from
RCMA 3.5 miles to the Hendry
LaBelle Sports Park on Forestry
Drive for proclamations, exhibits
and a short celebration at noon.
Country Oaks Elementary
School will participate and a group
led by superintendent of schools
Tom Conner will run from the
school to meet everyone at the
park.
Walkers will leave the park for a
one-mile trip to LaBelle Elemen-


tary and East Coast Migrant Head-
start where students will.join in
activity.
Walkers will continue down
Cowboy Way to Martin Luther
King 1.4 miles to Children's Gar-
den Daycare Center for more chil-
dren's activities.
Walkers will then continue to
Upthegrove Elementary ard their
students and then a short walk to
the-river.
The flag will continue on its
way in canoes paddled six miles to
the Ft. Denaud Bridge by Scott
Perry and students from CYDA.
The final leg to the Lee County
line will be completed by runners
from the American Cadet Corps.
The Heart to Heart Program at
the Hendry County Health Depart-
ment is looking for people who
would like to help transport the
flag on any of the segments.
Groups are encouraged to bring a
banner or sign. Law enforcement
will accompany the participants at
all times to provide a safe route
and transportation will be avail-


able to return the participants to
their starting point. Anyone who
would like to participate should


call Mary Ruth Prouty at the health
department 674-4041 Ext 127 for
times and to sign up.


Birthdays


January 27: Tommy Howard, Don:
aid Muller, Katherine Todd, June Cold-
ing, Brian Gann, Ruth Rosario, Frances
Colding, Lee Downs, Jennifer Kitten-
dorf, Caroline Felty, Columbus Robin-
son, Kristina Puletti, Joan Thomas, B.J.
Daniels, Nicole Leeming, June Williams,
Julie Curtis, Mary' L. Williams, Wilma
Williams, Amber Ballard, Jessica Deck-
er
January 28: Evelyn White, Blish
Greer, Julie Cochran, Debra Jordan,
Willard Thomas, Chaston Mason, Diane
Wells, Gerry Gascom, Lorin Bischel,
Mike Miller, Tara Hudson, Clint Davis,
Jennett Carroll, Logan Carlton
January 29: Debbie Crittendon,
Richard Davis, Michael Frank, Howard
Peeples, David O'Ferrell, Mayellen
Scudder, Lynda Drapal, Tammy Drapal,
Ted Lambert, Penny Thompson, Carol
Sutton, Tricia Crews, Joel Williamson
January 30: John Paul, Ted Ross;
Jr., Robert Somero, Andy Howard, Mar-
tin Gonzalez,.Angela Alexander, Sonya
Craft, Shannon Craft, Mike Phillips,.


Michael Likens
January 31: Wayne Anderson,
Annie Ruth Howard, Darlene Hernan-
dez, Charlie Hull, Lorena Mattice, John
T. O'Ferrell, Lacey M. Gauss, Shan Col-
lier, Patricia Marroquin, Billy Lockhart,
Stefanie Davidson, Dipal Patel, Debbie-
Anna Coker, Linh Murphy
February 1: James Christmas,
Marty Martin, Dave Perdue, Wayne Han-
shaw, Debra Pendrey, Don Scroggins,
Melissa Howard, Sean McDaniels, B.S.
Cline, Jody Spencer
February 2: Bessie Janes, Cynthia
Somero, Jim Armstrong, Raymond
Rushin, Dianne Hall, Jimmy Polk, Cyndi
Ballard, Erwin Gremli, Adam Marquith,
Rachel Mullins, Julio Anzualda
February 3: Douglas Denning, Ida
Lofton Kirby, Joey Pilgrim, Norma Jean
Morrissey, Nita Harris, Donald Ray
Locklear, Charlie Winn, Mike Roberts,
Timothy Leeming, Hector Lucio, Tracy
Hansen, Jayda Rodriguez, Leonor
Anzualda, Norma Trevino


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RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE ACREAGE FOR SALE
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(MS) According to the National
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homes purchased by women increased
49 percent, from 606,000, in 1989 to
903,000 in 2001. And, as more women


become homeowners, they are tackling
more home improvement projects
than ever. In fact, the number of home-
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2001, according to the Home
Improvement Research Institute
(HIRI). Additionally, women select the
product and complete the installation
work more often than men on many
types of home- improvement projects,
including stripping or refinishing furni-
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rugs, and gardening. Best of all, women
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As more women walk the aisles of
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know that tools are not necessarily a
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Barbara K, a do-it-yourself (DIY)
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toward home repair, she has designed
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Each toolkit includes an exclusive
"how-to" booklet with step-by-step


instructions for accomplishing a variety
of common home repairs.
"A critical component to completing
any home-repair project correctly par-
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proper instructions," she says.
The toolkits are distinctive holiday
gifts that will be used over and over
again by the "do-it-herselfer" in any
family. Among the top gift choices in
the line are the Barbara K signature 30-
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The signature toolkit contains every-
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FEATURES OF THE WEEK
ONE OF A KIND Custom built
3BR/3 1/2BA cedar + stone home on
8.58+/- acres covered with tons of
large oaks. Perfect home for enter-
taining features stone heated pool
and spa w/2 waterfalls, custom pool
lighting, screened lanai, tiki bar
w/surround sound and sundeck.
Interior features porcelain tile
throughout the first floor, stone fire-
place, movie theater room set up
w/100" screen and surround sound,
wood floors upstairs, game room
w/bar and much more. This home is
a must see! $1,200,000.
2BR/1.5 BA CBS HOME situated on
beautiful oak covered oversized lot
w/private setting in the city, $95,000


e sHabia
Espafilol


3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE mobile
home on 2.5 acres located approx. 2
miles from town. Property is fenced
w/some oaks and circle drive.
$124,900.
60 ACRES PRIVATE AND
SECLUDED. Mostly pines and pal-
mettos w/approx. 25 acres which-
was cleared at one time. Located 1.25'
miles, south of Hwy 720 in Muse.
$480,000.


Marilyn Sears Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates Natjri, iTcdridc'ior, Margaret l 'Whatley,
Yvonne Doll, Consijelo T.rin jird Su:anLrLe haredr


GATED 2.75+/- ACRE RIVER-


FRONT estate. Top quality con-
struction and design features soar-
ing cathedral ceilings, granite
kitchen counter tops, security sys-
tem, custom pool .w/caged lanai, 2
1/2 car garage and soft lit walkway
to your own private deck. You will
enjoy the numerous fountains and
endless sunsets. A must seel
$1,500,000.


p.


HOMES IN THE CITY
GREAT BUSINESS POTENTIAL]
Located very dose to Hwy 80 and
Court House. 3,500 sq. ft. CBS/brick
home has perfect office floor plan
plus an attached efficiency apart-
ment. $349,000.
3BR/1BA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME IN THE CITY on quiet
street. Many upgrades including
new roof shingles, new air condi-
tioner and new exterior siding.
$64,900.
TTWI" "rfr


3BR/2BA


DOUBLEWIDE


MOBILE HOME ON 1/2 ACRE.
Cathedral ceilings, family room,
breakfast bar, large back porch and
fenced yard. Located on paved road
approx. 3 miles south of LaBelle.
$89,000.
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME w/split floor plan,
vaulted ceilings, kitchen features
island and breakfast bar. Master fea-
tures walk-in closet, garden tub and
separate shower. $85,000.
3BR/1BA OLD FLORIDA-


NEWLY REMODELED 3 R/2BA STYLE home on oak covered lot,
HOME surrounded by oaks on home being sold "as is" and priced to
HOME surrounded by oaks on one sell: $64,900. UNDER CON-


2BR/2BA HOME ON CANAL acre. Custom wood cabinets
W/RIVER ACCESSI Ful'walk-out throughout, large master bedroom +
basement/workshop. Zoned duplex. screen porch. $194,900
Large open porch overlooks private NEW CONSTRUCTIONI BRAND
owned waterway. Dock w/electric NEW SPLIT FLOOR PLAN
and water. PRICE REDUCED TO
$299,900 FIRM. 3BR/2BA. Home situated on private


GORGEOUS 10 ACRE RIVER-
FRONT PROPERTY One of the
few riverfront parcels on the market.
This stunning 10 acres is very unique
w/600+/- feet fronting on the beauti-
ful Caloosahatchee River. Enjoy
endless views from the raised river-
bank. $1,400,000. Owner will sell 5
acres for $700,000.


wooded lot close to town and
schools. $149,900. UNDER CON-
TRACTI
NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME
3BR/2BA HOME W/SPLIT
FLOOR PLAN. Cathedral ceilings;
Located close to town and schools.
$144,900.


TRACT
2BRiIBA MOBILE HOME IN
RIVER OAKS SUBDIVISION. Sit
on your front porch and view the
Caloosahatchee River across the
street from this mobile home. This
partially furnished singlewide
mobile home is close to community
boat ramp. $55,000.
HOMES ON ACREAGE
4BR/2BA MOBII E HOME

FENCED ral cei
ings, fireplath fea-
tures garden tub, dual sinks and
walk in shower. $119,999.


ACREAGE/ LOTS
INCOME PRODUCING MOBILE
HOME LOT. Zoned for mobile
home RG-2M call for details.
$24,900.
10 ACRES w/oak hammock on
paved road: Great buy!! $120,000.
UNDER CONTRACT!
3 RESIDENTIAL LOTS located in
River Oaks S/D. Great investment.
Sewer and water available. $17,000
each.
COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS
POTENTIAL
PRIME HWY 80 CORNER BUSI-


NE'-- POTENTIA1.195 ft. fronting
on Hwy 80 and 200 ft. deep. Great'
investment for future business.
$215,000.
TURN-KEY OPERATION with
chefs, managers and wait staff in place.
Established 130+ seat restaurantlocat-
ed in the heart of LaBelle. Great busi-
ness opportunity. $115,000.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in
the city of LaBelle with frontage on
Lee and Missouri St. Perfect place to
locate your business at a reasonable
price. $100,000.


ISouthern
I land.


No detail was overlooked in the mas-
terful design & construction of this one-
of-a-kind 3BR/2.5B/3G nverfront estate
nestled on 10 +/- pristine acres w/425'
-/- of river frontage $3,490,000


Immaculate 3BRI2B/2G precision
crafted home, with a smart and open
split floor plan. located on 1 /+- mani-
cured acre in LaBelle's only gated sub-
division, features oversized rooms, a
huge screened lanai. & the best ameni-
tes around! $289,900
a .. A -*


4BR/2B+Den CBS home, nestled on a
private in town lot on a secluded dead
end street, offers cathedral ceilings
ceramic tile throughout, a wood-
burning brick fireplace, screened
porches front & rear $250,000


SUND


J-.
4BR/2,5B/2G on 1 +/- acre. Caged pool 3BR/2B + Den on 1 -/- fenced & gated
& lanai; spacious living areas: new coat acre in Muse offers ceramic tile & car-
of paint inside 8 out; & a new a/c han- pet flooring, a spacious rear screened
dler& duct work, $275,000 lanai, double carport. & circle drive.
I'aplia :,a $210,000


BACK ON THE MARKET 2BR/1B/1G
on lovely lot w/ oaks in a deed re-
stricted community in Port LaBelle.
Great starter or second home I invest-
ment property' $85,000


* 3BR/28 doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nurseryll $289,900
* 38R/3B doublewide mobile home on
5 +1- acres in Pioneerl $189,900
* 3BR/2B upgraded doublewide mobile

so e s p for
horses! $189,900
* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on.
2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn w/ electric & water. $124,900
* 3BR/28 mobile home on 2,3 +/-
acres, just south of LaBelle. $119,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED! 3/2
drm ... .t % Tn


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3BRt2B two story home located on 5ae h e s a
+/- ac. in Pioneer Plantation Beautifully harmion frame house seeks e a handy-
landscaped property w/ above ground person to recognize its potential! This
ool! Great Pracefor Horses! $259,900 home offers a metal roof and dislocated
on an wooded oversized lot in a great
neighborhood, $95,000


* RIVERFRONT! 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C,R. 78 w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $495,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 + cleared acre
located in Hidden Hammock w/190' +1.
of riverfront. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft. Denaud Rd, w/ 110' +.
of riverfront. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 +/- wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
neighborhoods. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 0.83 +/- fenced
acre located in town w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $450,000


* 22 +/- tenced, cross-fencea, & gatea
acres in LaDeca Acres w/ 2BR/2B
mobile home!' $399,500
* 6 +/- acres in the Port LaBelle
Ranchettes. Private, located @ end of
cul-de-sac. $300,000
* 10 +1- private, tree filled, fenced &
gated acres in Muse. $150,000
* 1.25 +/- oak filled acres on CR 78 in
Alva. $135,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesile in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites. $126,900


I 0,88 +/ acre located in Parkwood
Estates S/D. $125,000
* 1.18 +i- beautifully wooded acre
located in town in a top notch neighbor-
hood. $95,000
* 5 +- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
* 0.40 +/- acre wooded homesite lo-
cated on Capt Hendry Dr. $74,900
* REDUCED TO SELL .57 +-acre n-
town lot In nice neighborhood. $55,000
* 0.67 +/- acre homesite located in
Indian Hills S/D, $23,900
* PORT LABELLE LOTSI We have
an extensive inventory ranging in price
from$15K- $30Kf


Automotive Repair Shopl Located
close to SR 80 8 Cowboy Way 8
zoned for heavy commercial use, the
building features two offices, restroom
facilities, 4 bays with 3 roll-up doors,
Adjoining property available for
rchasealso. $250,000

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* 24 +1- acres located on the comer of' Ioru
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alval $4,000,000 -""r
* 19,5 +/ acres 1,250' +1- of river Ja n i nveatn
frontage east of LaBelle. $2,500,000 -
* 3.38 +/- acres located on comer of -~vu mn ts a u istae, lm
700 South Mlain Street
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva, $1,900,000 Po. Box 168o IanBeue, Florida 33975
* 19 +/- acres wl frontage on SR 80 & 863-675-4500 Fax: 863-675-6575
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $1,820,808 MWWY.solbnd.com
* 3 +/- acres w/ 300 +/- ft of river TOLL FREE; 877-314-3048
frontage in Alva. $1,350,000 SAherri Denning
* 26 +/- acres located on SR-29, just IMcensdl Real Estate broker
south of LaBelle, $850,000 Associates
S3.14 +/- acres w/ paved frontage on 4 reg"one" uisa HeT
IUs Cleghom Paul Meador
streets in Downtown LaBellel $699,900 Boni Denming CPA n Wa MecQain
* 4.6 +/- acres located at busy Port ArtFry *Jsse wallace
LaBelle intersection close to schools & Jn-ay OeSa" "aces' Williams
Yvonlre HIlhluna
homes. $699,900 Ymone H an
* ,50 +/- acre located at busy in town
intersection. $600,000 M g


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Las Noticias en Espanol


Festival del Palmito
Si usted esta interesado en par-
ticipar en El Desfile del Palmito
(Swamp Cabbage) por favor con-
tacte a Tracy Nobles en el numero:
673-8819 o Belinda Carmona: 673-
3276.
El rodeo sera durante los dias
25,26y27.
El concurso de La Reina y
Princesa del desfile sera el Viernes
11 de febrero.

Caminata
Si usted resolvio estar en mejor
forma durante el 2005 le anunci-
amos la siguiente actividad que se
realizara el proximo 18 de febrero
en El Condado Hendry donde
todos los residents tendran la
oportunidada de caminar.


Todos los Condados de Florida
estan participando en este event:
corredores traeran una bandera
desde el Condado Collier, otros
corredores de Hendry estaran
esperando para recibir la bandera y
asi se pasara de mano en mano
hasta llegar a Orlando que es la ulti-
ma destination. Durante la carrera
se puede participar en bicicleta,
corriendo o caminando.
Esta es la ruta en nuestro Con-
dado para el 18 de febrero: Un
grupo de ciclistas comenzaran en
Gator Hammoock 29 y correran
con la bandera durante 9 mills
hasta Citricos Duda La Belle, corre-
dores la traeran de Duda hasta
RCMA donde .los ninos partici-
paran en una actividad fisica, de
RCMA corredores traeran la ban-
dera por tres millas hasta el Parque
de deportes en Forestry Drive para


una celebration corta. La Escuela
Primaria Roble de Campo (Coun-
try Oaks) participara con un grupo
de corredores guiado por el Super-
visor Escolar Tom Conner que Ile-
garan hasta el Parque. Otro grupo
caminara desde el Parque hacia La
Escuela Elementaria La Belle y La
Guarderia Costa Este de Migrantes
(East, Coast Migrant Headstart)
para reunirse y caminar con todos
los estudiantes. Los caminantes
continuaran la ruta hacia La
Vaquera (CowboyWay) parallegar
hasta La Guarderia Jardin de Ninos
para otras actividades.
La bandera seguira con otros
estudiantes por el rio en canoas
por 6 millas, otros corredores cer-
raran la carrera en el Condado Lee.
Todos aquellos que deseen
cooperar con la transportation de
los estudiantes seran bienvenidos,
La Ley De Enforzamiento se encar-
gara de la viligincia en las car-
reteras mientras dure la actividad.


Para mas information Ilame a
Mary Ruth Prouty al telefono: 674-
4041 extension 127.

Marcha
El Parque de la comunidad
Negra en La Belle Ford Sunset fue
el centro para celebrar el dia de
don Marthin Luther King Junior.A
pesar del frio fue una de las
mejores celebraciones que se han
organizado para honrar su memo-
ria.Diferentes grupos etnicos cami-
naron durante el desfile hatsa el
centro James G. Singleton quien
fue una de las personas mas queri-
das y repetadas de La Belle por su
generosidad con el projimo, su
gente y la comunidad, el murio en
abril del 2004.
Shywona William recito el dis-
curso mas celebre de don Martin
"Yo tengo Un sue-o" y todo el pub-
lico la aplaudio, ella es graduada
de La Preparatoria de La Belle.


FCB announces 2004 earnings


Florida Community Banks, Inc.
reported that unaudited net
income increased 45.8 percent in
2004 compared to 2003. Net
income was $12,241,932 ($2.68 per
diluted share) for the year ending
December 31, 2004 compared to
$8,396,549 ($1.85 per diluted
share) during 2003.
CEO Stephen L. Price stated,
"The significant -increase in net
income- was a direct result of


improved net interest income
caused significantly by higher loan
volume. In addition, the bank has
done a good job controlling the
growth in its non-interest expenses."
Price further stated "Florida Com-
munity Bank is consistently one of
the highest performing banks in
Florida because it has a strategy to
improve earnings every year so the
bank will continue to be owned by
shareholders in the local communi-


ty. This is in contrast to many com-
munity banks that are simply trying
to grow a customer base so they can
take their profits when they sell
those customers to, a larger bank."
Florida Community Banks, Inc.
is a $661 million commercial bank
holding company which special-
izes in commercial lending. In Jan-
uary 2005 the Company opened its
tenth full service banking facility,
located on Del Prado Boulevard in


Cape Coral. Florida Community
Banks, Inc. has been serving SW
Florida for over 80 years, with
offices in Hendry, Collier, Lee, and
Charlotte counties. The company's
4,519,321 shares of outstanding
stock are owned by more than 900
shareholders, predominantly resid-
ing in the four counties served by
the company. Florida Community
Banks, Inc. corporate headquarters
is located in Immokalee.


NOTIC-


The employees of

D 8 K Harvesting
may pick up their 2004 W-2's at D & K
Harvesting, 890 Spratt Blvd. in LaBelle from
8-5Mon.- Fri.



YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE GOES

BEYOND STOCKS AND BONDS.

SHOULDN'T YOUR FINANCIAL

STRATEGY DO THE SAME?


JON FINSTROM
SENIOR FINANCIAL ADVISOR
VICE PRESIDENT
IS AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS AT
YOUR HOME OR OFFICE.

1-888-243-2144 OR
863-673-3365



Merrill Lynch TOTAL MERRILL:
2003 Mr L Pierce, F r & ith incorporate Meerm o e e er, SIPC. Total Mer Is a seace mark of Merri Lnch & Co. Inc.


* 2BR home in the Belmont Subdivision with 2
full baths & 2 half baths. This home also features
real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast bar, sepa-
rate living room and family room. Not to big and
.not to small. This one has it all for only $129,900.


* This stunning 20+/- acre estate is truly one of a
kind! The main house features include CBS con-
struction, vaulted ceilings, real wood cabinets
with built in wine rack, upgraded kitchen appli-
ances, ceramic tile, solid surface counter tops and
is fenced and cross-fenced for horses. There is
also a 1,300+/- square foot manufactured home
located towards the front of the property with
Icct i. J r'i t h.:iu.c ,.r i.-r ) ,:,uod, ,.eFti
$549,900.
* Solace at last!...3BR/2B home in LaBelle.
Featuring a great floorplan, ceramic tile, enor-
mous laundry room and lots of kitchen cabinets.
Outside is a spacious screened porch, fenced back
yard & above ground pool. Only $199,900.
* Nestled under the Oaks. Custom built 3BR/2B
home in town features ceramic tile, vaulted ceil-
ings, bay windows, track lighting, sprinkler sys-
tem on a private well, detached garage and lots
more. Only $229,000,
* Picture perfect! This 4BR/2B brick home in
town on an oak filled comer lot with a fenced


backyard, screened porch, spacious rooms, cen-
tral vacuum system and a great floor plan. This
breath taking home is priced at only $195,900.
* Hands down winneril... Competition melts by
comparison to this 3BR/2B custom built two
story home. This home is located in the desirable
Belmont area and is close to shopping and
schools. You just can't go wrong with this spa-
cious and well thought out floor plan. $184,900
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
with 2 full baths & 2 half baths. This home also
features real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast
bar, separate living room and family room. Not to
big and not to small. This one has it all for only
$129,900
* Looking for country living? Here it is! This-gor-
geous 4BR/2B manufactured home sits on 2.25*/-
breath taking acres and is only minutes from
town. This one won't last long. $126,900.
* Canal front home in Ortonal This 3BR/2B home
features a single car garage, private office and lots
more. Asking price in only $92,900.


* Words cannot describe this 3BR/2B manufac-
tured homilJNu lhtfgsl i prox. 5
acres this is one you ave to see to believe.
$149,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.5+/- acres .
This home features new water system and air
conditioneUlIIMBEtltCOaRBflllvaulted
ceilings and lots more. This on won't last long at
only $139,000.
* Country Living at its best, in Muse. This beau-
tifully decorated 3BR/2B home, sits on nicely
landscaped acre. Features include a wood -
burning fireplace, a large countrykitchen", hugh
walk-in closets, new carpet & a new 10x20 stor-
age shed. Make an appointment to see this one


todayllIll Asking price is $128,900
* REDUCED 3BR/2B manufactured home on
2.45+/- acres features vaulted ceilinstextured
sheet rocIlMsMI lRsltWNts, dual
sinks in master bath and lots more. Asking
$123,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
with tons of upgrades. This property is fenced
and crossWlMIBiltSNliRi~AS 2 horse
stalls and tack room:This one is perfect for horse
lovers! Only $92,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
square fe i el features
include a re las ar, vau e cem g s, a huge
master suite and fenced yard. Only $52,500.


* 4.58+/- breath taking acres located on Case
Road. SunM il I i F& l r fractured
homes, fenced for horses and can be subdivided
for two homes. $125,000.
*,3 1.25 r riced at
$19,900 eac oaeir me s.i


* Beautiful .25*/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezon-
ing to Business. $69,000.
* 25+/- fbslo i f Only
$19,000.


* l .- i.r -jo d I- Lmrc jurL t ..liuth
of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of frontage
on SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$359,000.


CGR.VI SINESS OPPORI1UNI
TY!I798 MOL It tccrl buddlling
Sitlh briLk. Z'oncd s,'nimcrI .Il ,It nr
tinic had heen HRe' Rc:iuI\ Sihp on
Williams Road in River Oaks
Subdivision. Many possibilities for
commercial use. $65,900. 80064414


FANTASTIC IR ',h hhome for the
extended family. Located in the City
of LaBele. this 2,5t00 sq. ft. home
fkaturT. -.*.i iowi, h.,:..hoO iri-. cu III-Lr "
in.irhle I.ircl-, Lir-L Il.nrivl room'n. 21ik
m.il.lA. r sul[e v. ith -.ii.irl .' i .nrir,lrn. ,
t.mun ly .:L.I kil. 5... w ith '-'re,.l'.,t
.bar .inl .idjaining dining area.
Custom closets 'id lots of storage.
tcn,-t i includes I'olc barn/work-,
-hopl d'c 1 ',n. r, rices .and landc
,s..iping $195,900. 154524

ATTENTION (ONITRACTORS,
HOMEO\\N'F.RS AND BUSINESS
OWNERS "I d mini iiia iiwtn i,
HUB Zone business i.- 5,i r. ii',.,
Enterprise Zone incentives and tax
benefits forli i ':'..I-" -. lFiii, in aiioni
tractors and hlIiinir- '-. ir- i- idrI
County? Come in and sec Janct
Papinaw.


COUNTRY HOME WIT-1 1N-
IOW\N AMENITIES. I OL.Lce on
4,36aircsia inS. Fort MyKr%, on DanicLs
Pkwy better Hwy. 41 ilndi Mktr
Plkvy. This ranch style CBS home
features 4BR/31A, plus den, vaulted
clg., great room with fireplace, master
bath (*.:;pa tub), kitchen with
island, pot rack above, butcher block
counter and wood cabinetry, split
btnlroom'ni dki;n. bic.ikla.r bar,
breakfast room with fireplace, laun-
dry room, pantry, plrnt% of i.lo-tt
Space. Orikin.il oi ncr oniJd AG 2.
central water for residcnI.L, .ac ir I
garion for mature fruit trees, septic
system, winding paved asphalt dtelve,
pole barn, 2 metal ludi..lng with
concrete floors. Property fenced.
$1.?l1U.OUO ;I'l .irrt',

\'t.\{|IY COMPI 1n11:i1 2R '1TA
i!il hIomcin Port I l'sllI. Unit I2 -
Glades Cunt) Home will include
ii," .ipp'li li.i '- "laitnnate and rile
floors, sliding l door's. Covered
deck has .iltnnin. \i tL\\ f c'renblilt
( i,' i nd L'. pr'. lh,...J. P.irk un rr rhc
oir-,-. 1 IT.kr CI 1- l' ,lc In tiL' .ar..i
Paved street, city water and septic.
$124.900 Adrlinnign Ilot is available
for additional $2.5,000.


2BR ~U i Pl I P.\.\ i ...i,iar,
\ illa, ViP \ Tilo d L.iinl .- I.trV tlhront
r'vrr \ indo ,. it 2r.' 1 _.'J
Lin-ii Complcr,..i) furnr,;-|-..l (I n .:,i
de'sac.
i Am -r I ,


NtI\\ ('()N I R l 'ICfON) I.oc
ated in Port I ., I1 Ik Unit 102 on Jay
Terrace. "lhe Sutton" Total area
I2 'i4 ..q. i ; .h I'-.1,. \ t alted ceil-'
ni', i ,rc.: hb innz ,' n 'b .''.":,
kitchen. "c ir att.ch d Q u.,.. -,o..
ri'lrri;cr 'ir lr .h.' d r hi IL _' .:..
trrv Ir, ut ,1L rr'|h ( .'r n..'r lt Jr ..
tnp. and sodded lawnm
$159,900
PORI I A.n i F TOTS. PEINl'Y
TO CHOOSE FROMt 2 side-by side
Ir, in IL ii 6. $10.000 each. Unit 3
S29,.90O each on Cadet Circlei
'3000.0 e.".ih. c'i.c l, side lots are
h irdi t, liti n r c them while you can.
2-5 ACRF IRACIIS VACANT
PROPERY' i1 o ': onura. Zoned
Rurl Residential.Farm. $81,000 to
$85,000
LEHIGH .-\CRF.s 3BR/28A with
beautiful poolt!! Located between Ft.
.Myrs and 'I ,ii,. I .o11 ol Blvd. in
\\ llo LakesS/D.


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DONNA KANE Lic. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: Terri Banky Trisha Arnold
Shary Weckwerth Jennifer Oswald
Denise Walker Beverly Curtis
Patty Walker Dawn Marie Morton


IWATERROTOMS


Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with pri-
vate gated entry on Ft. Denaud Rd. 6,361 sq. ft. of qual-
ity in this 3BR/2.5BA home. Home has 10 ft. ceilings,
split floor plan, French doors, solid surface countertops,
custom cabinets, gazebo overlooking river, boat dock
w/lift, 3 carA/C garage with car lift, 6 car carport, French
doors open onto large lanai. Home sits on 1.49 oak filled
acres w/190+t feetof river frontage. $1600,000.
New construction 3B2BA split floor plan home on
canal with river access. Built to Dade County Codes with
cathedral ceilings, tile, carpet and upgraded appliances.
Owner financing possible or trade for hurricane dam-
aged properties will be considered. $350,000.


IWATRFOTRPET,


5.7 acre Riverfront Estate homesite with high elevation
allows for impressive views of the intra coastal'waterway.
Cash or owner financing possible. $950,000.
1/fiaree 'i 6tldosyoa rEs'tami i (' tf 'o60n ,te' 0iFer,
Some trees. Build your dream home here, $400,000.


18.0 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762
www.heritagelandco.com
| -II Se Habla Espafiol


120 ft. on Caloosahatchee River In Indian Hills on
Caloosahatchee Drive. This homesite is ready for your
waterfront home. Owner financlngavallable. 395,000.


I HOMS


Weekend retreat on 20 acres: 1BR/1BA cabin nestled in
an oak hammock Is the perfect spot for campfires...Jacks
Branch Creek runs along the northwest corner of the
property along with several other ponds. Property is
completely fenced with palmettos and pines throughout.
$500o000.
Exceph5ioar'39BR-' ~5'B~26A' Roh e's iuiatea~ohS.7
acres. Oak adorned yard is completely irrigated. 10' ceil-
ings, plantation shutters, security system, wood laminate
flooring, crown molding, the list of amenities could go on
and on. Large tiled back porch over looks your own pri-
vate pond. A 2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel Building on the
back of the property is any man's dream. This elegant
home is class throughout! This one will not last long.
$410,000.
2 h'liom b 0.WO'a"reF7aTn'h'7iesisf672A'O iand
Guest House is 2BR/1BA frame house. Main hpuse has
handicap bathroom. Living room has wood parquet
floors. $165,000.


Updated, clean and comfortable 3BR/2BA CBS home in
the city limits Se. u t ,AtelgQlcllp oring through-
out home. IHlURiaps r is adorned with
oaks and citrus trees. Don't let this one pass you
by! $144,900.
2B2 ts W i6 h 66spa5cous rooms."Fend edc porch
and concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage
shed. Seller will give a $2,500 carpeting allowance. Roof
is approximately one year old. $134,900.
Location,' 7ocaionii r~6moe "o6n 6'uieT deadind
road and unat~ heCt iAltRt es in need of
TLC. Great UMlll I' .iiTsion. Homes in this
neighborhood'are scarcely available. Make this one your
own. $120,000.
2B'RM BA' 7rm7e' l nome W noth d6fle~nvr' "Cbrnp'lefely
fenced large yard, great for outdoor activities. 3 pole
barns and a shop on the property are an added bonus.
Don't delaLn 90,000: ... ;--..--.-.-.-

1BR/1BA mobile home on +- .er Completely
fenced, 2 wlrll cr4l ll fr land. 30X14
pole barn, 1 XTslhed w/electric. $249,000.
3B1/2A" W og 'abin 'm"niufacTruie" hme dnT6+T "acres
that is fenced and cross-fenced. Features include built-in
entertainment center and garden tub. This is the perfect
country retreat on a private road, $212,500.
Llki nhew,- lslrie"3RTBaTau'facfue'aToiime with
10X12 wood deck on 2.44nI AII appliances
(refrigeratogIR ltR1lUJ .iflW5sher, freezer,
washer & dryer) less than one year old, 20X40 shop plus
10X10 shed. Quiet countliving at its best 169,900
JusTreauccd1(live acres, fence, 'crssne 4"ov-
ered horse rjAM uAlm lblewide with
new roof an kp e1'e nroom carport, plus new
4'well. All this for only $169,900.
Werkt'f S M B "oBtle-'oI me'wlf h"sif6eid(roi'i16 oor
plan plus 8X14 screened porch on 5 acres in Muse.
Totally fenced with stocked pond, 12X14 shed, 4 horse
stalls. A beautiful piece of property in the country for only
$159o.00. ,
Re~noaeletlFMR Wiih THa Two6d roborrmgb1iae6crirptand
up-graded vinyl. Kitchen includes tile countertops,
pantry, island and lots oLca gtF us bedrooms,
jacuzzi tubUg @I: ., R fUi flelt sets are just a
few of the many upgrades. 2+/- fenced and cross-fenced
acres. 2 storage sheds, 2 bayjarage. $149900.
2BR12A Hlo onii 2 acres ns'int iFnt oh on. tefauires
split floor plan, pantry, covered deck and outbuildings.


Must see!! $84,900.
4.4S" acres ndtToatf .a'm T r"larTP'lnfaion.
Fenced wit llH|ela0 1- ll home needs
TLC and sol? As Is." $79,900.
Double6widelM1T on one acre in Fouhu'ry'il Teaows. Bei ng
sold as is for only $74,900.
1997"3BR72BA D0 W fm'oEilhreon~FTots"oncorner in
Horses!hoeAces.65. 000 .,. ,

50x185 Commercial Site. Downtown LaBelle Hwy. 80
frontage $105000.
0.35/1- acre loatal'jsiif noirofow iParlially cleared.
$54!.900 .. .._. .... .-
jog -
Just east of Hendry County Line 420 ft. on State Road
80- Future land use -Commercial. 5 acres. $550,000.
40-a'cr' Ram"TiihrTnn^1-,f i edo iF 'W rby
Thompson S' ( 2iD ilI 't I drainage and
irrigation. $497,320.
20 ares "1 & 'i [oIrda aTcad.Heai w6cl dd "with
many varieties of trees and wildlife. Creek runs on the
southeast corner, Some lower lying areas are wet during
the rainy season but plenty of room to build a house and
enjoy nature's beauty. $285,000.
20 acres 'inTMse Sreaf pas"reTailfehceri5 'cross
fenced with cow well. Would also make a great home site
for those who crave quiet living. Gated road insures pri-
vacy with gates allows for easy access. $265,000.
"A' rated acreage ~'No Tel6ytffec'deC, '4'T iis, one
for home and one for acreaeAcal up for orange
grove or p"RI|||m{ ri6 pole barn, shed w/electrlc. 12X47 1BR/1BA
mobile home. 17+/- acres, $249,000
Bu1you'r"ndraret ioe Trih nfiFile"dlf ts~"2Sl: 'cre
oak hammock in Alva. Pine and various citrus trees and
very little palmetto, $200,000.
5+ acres ono wingihgT ili Ii'R@.' lisF0 vaby ran-
quility for your dream home. House pad in place.
$150,000.
Hig1 al y '5YiOe sri 617s.'rF e iced7ri ydioensnd
gated. Culvert to be In soon. Copy of survey on.file.
$146,000.
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ufactured home. $105000.
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Property is partially cleared with septic and well (needs
pup) & is ready for your home or MH. $95,00.
6 magnificent 1+ acre homesites on prestigious Ft.
Denaud road priced at $85,000 per acre, owners will not
split..-.- .... ..-..-. ..--. -.-.--..
4.46 acres 2nd lot off Tampa in Pioneer Plantation.
Fenced with ilr2(9 RlL TiLome needs
TLC and sold ,SI*' $79 900. .,
Miies'from noise, 7et...minutes from town. 5+/- seclud-
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Looking forseusionhThis is It!!! 5+/- secluded, acces-
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$64~00so.,. .. ... ...
5+/- wooded acres in Ladeca. Access at this time is
undeterminable. Manufactured homes and' horse are
permissible $61, 500.__ ._....._.___
Five acres in Pioneer on Tampa Avenue $59,500.
TwZ_ O.-5acre L'ces i Pio reer --$3.500 each- .-
2.5 partially cleared acres perfect for site built or manu-
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Not much acreage left! 2,5+7- secluded & accessible
acres in Pioneer. $30 ..00, ... ....
1.25+/- secluded acres located in Montura Ranches.
Great location for a site built or mobile home. $22,000


Oak trees grace the unique off-river lot in LaBelle's only gated
communtly that offers a pool, community center and tennis
court. Bordered by thousands of acres of undeveloped land.
8o00............... ......
Indian Hills S/D Nice corner lot approx. 1 acre, $6,000

Homesesi on North side of 80 near golf course & across
from Ranchettes ,2,000 & uA.
Pt. LaBelle homesites, Call office for details.


New 3BR/2BA mobile home in Tanglewood Oaks S/D.
Ready Feb st. $750/l :+ secunt. ...
3BR/2BA split floor plan Creekfront home in Caloosa
Estates. Screened in lanai and fenced back yard with
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1 male, 5 females.
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w/title good for parts.
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INDIAN RIVER TRANSPORT
10 DRIVERS NEEDED
Be home every night. Run inside the State
of Florida. Average pay-$750 to $900 per
week hauling fresh fruit from Grove to
Plant. Drop and hook operation; no
waiting. Cell phones and in-Cab
communication provided. Safety bonus,
paid vacation, excellent health care plan
and 401-K provided. Assigned dispatcher
and truck. After fruit season, you can
transfer to juice tankers if you wish.
Must have Class A CDL and 2 years
experience minimum. Good driving record.
Call 1-800-877-2430 to join our team.
Ask
for Debbie or Susan. No need to work
harder, just smarter! We only hire in areas
that insure the driver gets home time:
First 10 drivers whocall can be driving in
48 hours. After orange season,
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Research Center, Imm-
okalee, FL Full time
research technician needed
to support soil/water science
research in field and lab tri-
als. Collect and prepare
plant and soil samples from
research projects and field
evaluation sites. Apply at
SWFREC, 2686 SR 29N.,
Immokalee, FL or call 239-
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2 yrs in safety and OSHA exp. and travel
required. DOT, Ag and bilingual preferred.
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Fax 239-657-9764
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A National supplier of horticultural products and
services has an immediate opening for a
Journeyman Electrician. Qualified candidates will
have a minimum of 2-3 years experience in control
circuits, 120V, 240V single phase and 240V, 480V 3-
phase systems. Apply in person or fax resume to:
Human Resources Recrutier
Attn: Alex Galarza
YODER BROTHERS INC.
2201 Owanita Road 0 Alva, FL 33920
Tel: 239-728-2535 ext. 230
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Fuel service truck driver needed at
Duda, Inc., to service farm equip-
ment. Excellent benefit package,
pay commensurate with experi-
ence. Drug free workplace. Apply
at 1510 Hwy 29 North in Felda,
Florida. Contact is Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a
welder for our Grove Shop.
Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing on' experience. EOEf Please

apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363


Collection Assistant
Needed in Immokalee,
Requires HS Dip. or equiv.'& 1 to 2 yrs. prior
experience w/large filing systems
.collections & accounts receivables.

Duties include file maintenance & collections
assistance. Requires excellent computer
skills $8-$10/hr.

To apply fax cover letter & resume to:
Crystal White @ 239-657-9764, or
email to: crystalw@sixis.com


PORT LABELLE
UTILITY SYSTEM
Has an immediate opening for a Class C or
higher wastewater treatment plant operator.
Great benefits package, state retirement
system, paid medical, paid dental, paid va-
cation and sick leave.
Vet pref, EEO; Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in the apply-
ing. Call 863-675-5352.


WANTED: DRIVER
w/CLASS A CDL LICENSE
To Drive Dump Truck &
Run Equipment.
Loader, Skid Steer, Dozer & Track
Hoe Experience a plus!
Work is located in the
Fort Myers Area.,
n Contact 863,675-2798
for- more information.


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Drivers-Company & Owner.
Ops YOU'RE NOT JUST A
NUMBER HERE! Home
Weekends, Run SE/East
Coast Great Pay Loaded/
Empty + Fuel SC and Bo-
nuses Call Cathy
" (866)250-4292.

Drivers/OTR-Tanker look-
ing for Professional driv-
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Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & Much more!
North American Tank
Lines (866)748-6285.


EXPERIENCED
CARPENTERS
Call for interview
(863)675-4417
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HIRING FOR MOBILE
HOME SET-UP
Must have dependable
pick-up truck for field
work. Good pay.
Call:
863-675-4300
or.863-673-0430
Mature person over 18 for
fast food restaurant who
can deliver and is avail for
days & nights. Exp. pref'd
but will train. Spanish is
helpful but not necessary.
Call (863)675-4979, ask
for Gall or Vickie.


National Carriers: Opportu-
nities singles and teams,
high mileage, good pay.
Teams additional 2 cents.
Leases available on 48
state, Regional, Dedicated.
Lease purchase available.
Call (888)707-7729 na-
tionalcarriers.com.:
Need experienced
Masons & Laborers
with transportation.
(321)517-9010
Now Hiring 2005 Postal Po-
sitions Federal, State &
Local. $14;80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
(888)826-2513 Ext.
501.


OPENINGS NOW
Need two full time Welder/
Fabricators. Experienced.
only apply. Call Mike
(863)675-3424.

SALES Experience Helpful,
Bilingual A plus HS Diplo-
ma or G.E.D. Required.
White's Furniture
& Appliances
1060 HWY 29 S
LaBelle FI, 33935
(863)675-0717


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VISION
ACE HARDWARE
Is seeking mature,
full-time sales floor
help. Experience.in
customer service,
plumbing, electrical
or gardening. Please
apply in person or
fax resume to:
863-675-8619


Umployment
Medical I SI


Nursing
SIntegrity
At Wexford Health Sources,
Inc., we believe that all
people have the right to
quality healthcare. We-do
not judge or discriminate;
we care for those in need
by providing direct access
to healthcare services.
Join us in the most noble
mission of your career.
We now seek:
RNs- (2)
Full-Time/PRN
7p-7a & 7a-7p
Excellent Shift
Differentials!
eHendry Corectional
Institution, Wainwright Dr.,
Immokalee
Wexford Health Sources,
Inc. is a prvately owned
national provider of con-
tracted medical services
for correctional facilities.
We offer competitive sala-
ries and benefits, and a
truly rewarding environ-
ment that promotes the
essence of caring.
Please apply to: bpurcell@
wexfordheilth.com
Fax: 888-937-4471
Phone: 800-903-3616
EOE
V/EX FORD


-mployent '


Driver for
Male Executive
To appts., shopping &
airlines. Ableto lift up
to 70 Ibs.Clean MVR.
Average 1 day a wk.
Call 863-675-7309
for interview.


Looking for work house
keeping, cooking, arons in
exchange for room &
board. (863)675-0991

Looking for ranch work, ex-
perienced on tractor w/
bushhogging, hay work,
fencing, backhoe & cattle.
Need, house if possible.
(863)634-8937.


OUTDOOR CAREERS. Hiring
working Foremen for utility
contract field crews. Train
at $10/hr., $14/hr. plus
performance bonuses as
Foreman, benefits, and
company truck & tools.
Must enjoy physical out-
door work, possess strong
leadership skills, have a
good driving record, and
be flexible to travel in Flori-
da and SE states. OS--
MOSE, INC. Call Toll-free.
for information (877)676-
6731 EOE 'M/F/D/V
www.osmose.com.


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation' 315


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basement- and/or gar-
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sale in the classifieds
arid make your clean up a
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Em-loyment
Medical "I


HENDRY REGIONAL
t MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
'Full time Med./Surg. 7amn 7pm or 7pm-7am, FL RN
Lc., I r Ei penencr preferred will train ne, -radwtije,
,ilui have BLS. .3.i.10Ou Sig n On Bonu
*SupporRt RIV lr al nsg ar'i .: FL RN Licen.e I ', at
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*Full Time 5ro alS ServicesiUP Case MAdiver-FL RN
Lic 5 Y'rs h,:,.pual eprnnrice a plu:
LPN I &, 1
*FL LPN Li.. ,k l' Cert, Proow,,l'.:ert in i Therapy
req Full Part Time & Perriarm Pr.i:.'n' .A allujtle
Home Health
'Full timre Regi.terd Nure:
Phi s:ral Therapt:ti .A rin o':2 i 'y ei.p in .lledSurg or
Rehtb ANur:ing i. rquured H.nme Care ep ii preL
O.R. Staff Nurse
*FL RN Li., ACLS P.ALS ,ernftied.
C N 0 R de-aired but nr, required
Competitie Salary Excellent Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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hrmi Si H Centers

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS/LPNs
Both front and back office duties required.
Certification or previous experience in
a physician's office required. Competitive
salary and great benefits.
Please respond to:
Family Health Centers
930 S. Main St.
LaBelle, FL
Fax to: (239)278-3203
E-Mail to: fmiobs@hcnetwork.org

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New Concept, Cash Cow,
Unique Distributorship,
Hershey's, Nestle, Tic Tac,
Mylanta, Advil, Tylenol,
Excedrin, Most versatile
equipment, 15K required
AIN# B02480 Call
(954)458-67111.


REAL ESTATE -- Stop wast-
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Unbelievable training NOW
with income to transition
to full time high commis-
sion realty.
www.ProfitinRealty.com
or (407)314-8904.


UP TO $4,000 WEEKLYII
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
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CASH NOW $ ProgramFL
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now options. Have money
due from Settlements, An-
nuities, or Lotteries? Call
(800)774-3113
www.ppicash.cbm.


Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender,



Services


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COMPUTER SERVICE,
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
2000, ME, XP. licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925


SALLY MAE
DISC JOCKEY
Music for all occasions:
weddings, parties, quinu,
ceaneras. 675-1625.


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. HubbardCall
(813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.


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WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL
KINDS Copper & Brass.
Closed Sunday. Call first
863-675-8760, 257-0879

Real stat
Services ---


Bet Gqrande

An 4BR 2BA
S$612/MO
Aualm Income To Qualify


284 Bryan-Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675-5859
,Fax: (863)675-5793'
Get a quick response. to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.


S LaBelle
Commons



284 Bryan Avenue'
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675:5859
Fax: (863)675-5793


BABY
SITTING SERVICES
Charged by the Day
SMeals provided
(863)675-3904 Christina


Mature Christian
SWoman with beautiful
home & healthy lifestyle
will be happy to care
for our children.
Call 863-885-1497.


imi


SPAI Overstocked! New 7
person spa-Loaded! In-
cludes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was
$5999. (888)3529. Real
Estate.


Uelephone
Services I^^^


Bair's Electronics Service, Inc,
S PREFEREO AUTHORIZED NEXTEL REPRESENTATIVE
1-800-854-2929
IiIi E d ,57 DlI MARTIN LUTiER HING JIL BLVD. EAT. LI11 OLAbE
AUTHOloI AtFRUIN1Amt BELLE GLADE
Patrick
561-996-7687


Buidig


Higgin's Tree Service
25 years e.periencE. Free
estimates. Lic & insured.
Call 863-675-3955


Merchandise

kdIiW&NI


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 35
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Healng Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 840
Luggae 645
l Items 650
MisellaneeMus 655
Musical Instrunents 8660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pats/SupplIes/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbi Supplies 680
Pools Suplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satelite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
'levision/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Thoys& Games 730
Wanted to 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR CONDITIONER- Com-
mercial, Good Price of
$500, (863)467-5474.

CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 2/2 Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920


ANNE-TIQUES Now Open 9-
5 Wed-Sat @ 100 First St.
Moorehaven
(863)946-9100

DESK, antique, refinished,
$200. Call Paul (863)634-
5698


DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
(mahogany), $400. Call
aul (863)634-5698

WARDROBE (Solid Cedar)
& NIGHT STAND. Excel-
lent condition. $275 or
best offer. (863)675-2596


DRYER
Frigidaire, Like new,
$80
(863)467-8161..

FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547

REFRIGERATOR
White frostfree
18'cu.ft $65
(863)675-0104

WASHER-DRYER STACK-
Westinghouse, white, 20"
Side. good cond., Clean,
$80 (863)635-3490.


CLAIROL FOOT BATH- elec-
tric,- like new, heatV
massage, 12x16x6, $20.
(863)675-3614.

Electric Osterhair Cutting
& Trimming, all access. &
Inst. book, like new, $15,
(863)675-3614. ,


MEMOIR WRITING Large
print, step by step guide.
Share memories with your
children and grandchil-
dren. $10.
www.bluetreebooks.com
Blue Tree Books, Box 660,
Ringoes, NJ, 08551.


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BUILDING SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Final
Clearance..Beat Next Price
Increase. Go direct/save.
20x26. 25x30. 30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others;
Pioneer (800)668-5422.


Steel Arch Buildingsl Gen-
uine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct. at
HUGE Savingsl 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelasterUSA.co-
m.


BAY WINDOW- double
pane,'92"W x49"H, asking
$200. (863)467-7784.

METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories..
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


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AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob. (863)357-
3141


m Eica
flnitrmH'nb 6601


RECORDER, Fostex, Multi-
Trici Diiiijl, Model VF160
. w 1i F. Ircji & case. New!
.-i51:I ,6:'.67;5-2782


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Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell .separately.
(863)634-0339
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339


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DELL LAPTOP
Works great
needs battery, $325
(863)446-6203
GATEWAY COMPUTER
w/17" monitor, used very
little. Exc. cond. $350 or
best offer. (863)675-2596


FIREWOOD- over a cord of
oak cut for fireplace,
needs to be split, $75.
(863)675-6738.


BEDROOM SET, Wooden,
Queen w/hdbrd., dresser,
mirror, chest, night stands.
$200 (863)675-9288
BUNK BED, Black, Twin
over Full sz., Full mattress
included. $150 (863)675-
9288
BUNK BED Twin on Top and
Futon full on bottom. Ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
863-675-4098 evenings
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300/all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK
OAK
$100
(863)673-1318
DINING ROOM TABLE
5 chairs, dark finish,
$250. neg.
(928)202-0013.
DINING TABLE
Tell City, 4 chairs,
2 leafs, $425.
(928)202-0013.
DIN. RM. SET: Antique, Sol-
id Wood w/4 chairs. Made
In New Your. Good cond.
$200 (863)357-2233
ENTERTAINMENT
Center Cherry
$200
(863)673-1318
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857
Lakeport.
HIDE A BED
62', Brown, good
condition. $125.
neg. (863)467-0987.
LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
SLEEPER SOFA 3
cushion light multi
colors exc. cond.
$225 (863)675-7350
SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige .corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.

TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
863-467-9284
WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943


BAY utLUINUi 2/2 yr. olo.
30 days prof. training. grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.


SADDLE FOR SALE
Asking $275. Antique 1920
type with 4 cantle. Call
evenings. 863-675-4098.


PLANTS & TREES FOR
LANDSCAPING
Palms, Oaks, Ixora, Areca
and much more
(863)675-0713


METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.


PtSupies-
S e r i c e I I


AFRICANS PEARL
GUINEAS
1 Pair, Muse area
(863)675-4981
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES,
Looking to cuddle up in
your home! Price
negotiable. 863-675-9218
FISH TANK, 55 gallon, w/
stand, filters & lights.
$100. (863)228-2690

PEKINGESE PUPPIES,
1 male, 1 female, tan/white
$425, F., $400. M: Ready to
go. (321)517-5796
ROTTWEILER PUPPIES- 6
wks old, not registered,
$50 each, (863)675-6254
in afternoon.
SIBERIAN HUSKY, CKC,
4 mo. old. Solid White,
Male. $100 863-467-9470


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CAMCORDER, SHARP
VHS, full size, like new. Cost
$800 selling for $100.
(863)612-9233.


REEa -R Di E


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO-&
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer. S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.


Sporin


DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Excellent condition. Lots of
extra's. Must See, 1 Own-
er! (863)9467.1728


GITHR He I


GATHER HOMECOMING
@ Germaine arena for the
1/27 floor seats @ $41.82
(863)675-2381


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SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and'fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries,-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
STICK WELDER, 180
Lincoln. Includes helmet:
$150 863-675-1472


TILLER TROYBUILT $850,
Red Max 3800 chainsaw
$150, Echo CS 5000
chainsaw $150, 2-3400
Echo blade edger $150,
Red Max BC 3400 trimmer
$150 (863)234-1230.
UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547


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AIRPLANES, remote con-
trol, art scale, 50 series,
multiple' parts & pieces,
$500. (863)228-2690


h Livestock


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals

i RENT


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House- Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent. 980


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2BR/2BA MH, on secluded
private property. $600 mo.
sec. dep.. & ref's req'd.
800-659-5654

Port LaBelle
3 Bdrm., 2 Bath Home
Call (863)679-7297


Very nice
2BR/2BA Home in
Country Village, $850 mo.
(239)849-3856


LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd 5'x10' $32.10 mo.
incl tax. 8'x10' $42:80
mo. incl tax. 10'x10'
$48.15 mo. incl tax8'x20'
$72.75 mo. incl tax 24 hr
access $25 ieturnable key-
deoosit. 863-675-2392

FORTKOX
SELF STORAGE
New Ig. units avail., air
conditioned & non-air,
each unit alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats, trailers,
RV & trucks, manager on-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.


SCOWDEN STORAGE
Across from LaBelle Airport
"Always Room For 1 More"
2 locations to serve you:
LaBelle & Lehigh
Great Rates! Easy Acess!
24/7, Lighted & Secured
1-800-659-5654


LUte UrYn


LUXURY
RIVERFRONT HOME
Call Sherri Denning @
Southern Land
Real Estate LaBelle
863-675-4500


RealEstate
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Vacuums/Carpe
CleaUHners 132


GOLF CLUBS -Ladies/
Juniors, cavity back iron's,
3-PW, 4 woods, bag,nice,
$85. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS- LYNK Preda-
tor Jombo Driver, Sand
Wedge $100 or trade for a
pistol (772)461-8822.


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RIFLE WINCHESTER MOD-
EL 94- Lever Action, 30-
30, $300 or trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822.


Helt &Redacin


Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50, or trade for
Good treadmill.
(863)357-2233
ORIGINAL TOTAL GYM- As
seen on TV, video & exer-
cise book Incl., new cond,
$100 (863)674-0467.


Ho-usehol
|Itm s 1101


FULL SIZE mattress cover
& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681


rIlfMldalItem


MATTRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netized power, 1 king & 1
twin'$1500 will separate
.. (863)357-5754


VACUUM CLEANER Kirby
wall attachments inc.
shampoo, $300
(863)467-1110


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WANTED
USED BAND SAW
10'inch or
better (863)612-9233


Agriculture

H II .C


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


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ELECTRICAL
SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,.
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout.
Located 1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Comer
Shopping Center.
Building Sz. is 40'x40'
Easy Assess &
Paved Parking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water & Sewer.
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555


Farm
BABYGOAT5


BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247


LaBelle: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Brick w/hard walls Inside.
Call for appointment.
(863)675-0211


Clerk/Laboratory Technician
Full time year round position.
Seeking organized person with
Computer experience and
English proficiency.

Apply in person
A.Duda & sons, Inc.
Cirtus Belle, FL
E.O.E.


Telephone
Services


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S'ervicesI


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FullTim e 20


Tree Removal
Tru~immng .II


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Cnditiofner; 505E


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Business
Opgortun'itme; 305


GolfClubs/j


Beauty
Supplies 521


I Apartments


Books &
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238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lie. Real Esiate Broker
Associates: Dwight Hatfield, Sandra Alexander,
S James Tanner & Linda Dekle Davis
www.southwestfloridarealtygroup.com
MOBILE HOMES:
* $229,000 Reduced, Motivated Seller! 3BD/2BA, Former
exotic animal home. Cages galore 1, 2 & 3 stories on & off the
ground. Lighting, water & electric throughout. Pond, island and
much more on 4.91+/- acres.
* $89,900 "New Constirctionll" Adorable 3BD/2BA mobile
home. Looking for a small amount of acreage? Come see this one
today!! UNDER CONTRACT!
ACREAGE:
* $675,000 27+/- acres Beautiful acreage in horse country only
minutes from LaBelle.
* $300,000 19.83+/- acres with numerous possibilities.
Adjoining 19.82+/- acres also available
* $225,000 Highway 29 S Frontage, 2.25+/- acres zoned RG3M.
* $44,900 Two properties 4.72+/- ac each. UNDER CON-
TRACT
*$35,000- 1.25+/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot avail-
able.
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Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4036
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Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
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Earthquake impacts Florida aquifers


South Florida Water Manage-
ment District scientists discover
spikes in deep monitoring well
water le\els-60 minutes after earth-
quake
SThe massive, Dec. 26 underwa-
ter earthquake off the coast of
northern Sumatra impacted the
earth's underground water levels
approximately 8,000 miles away in
Florida, according to South Florida
Water Management District hydro-
geologists.
Water levels in the District's
deep Floridan aquifer monitoring
wells in Collier and Okeechobee
counties and other wells through-
out the agency's 16-county region,
saw sudden spikes up to 4 inches
approximately 60 minutes alter the
earthquake, which measured 9.0
on the Richter Magnitude Scale.
"Normalhl, water level changes


Williams

Continued From Page 1
she didn't really have an interest in
politics or D.C. She returned to Tal-
lahassee where she worked as a
substitute teacher for a year. It was
during that time she found she had
a passion and commitment for
teaching. In fact, after 31 years she
still has that passion and commit-
ment.
Ms. Williams finds herself teach-
ing seven days a week. After five
days a week teaching at the LaBelle
High School, she then travels to
Immokalee to teach Saturday
school at Pinecrest Elementary,
teaching FCAT writing skills to
fourth graders. On Sunday she
l eaches Sunday school at the First
Baptist Church in Lehigh. She has
taught for Nova University and
Florida Memorial College. She also
teaches ESOL Methods for second-
ary teachers. She has three sons,
two grandchildren and a third due
in.February. Ms. Williams has spent
27 years teaching English classes at
LaBelle Middle School.and four
years now at LaBelle High School.
Sounds like a passion for teaching!
She states her hobbies are reading
and fresh water fishing. One won-
ders when she would find time for
those activities!
Ms, Williams was attracted to
the warmness and kindness of the
LaBelle community, and where
everyone knew everyone else. She
has many dear friends here in
LaBelle, including her 'Lunch


in the Floridan aquifer happen
slowly," said John Mulliken, the
agency's director of Planning and
Resource Evaluation, who over-
sees a team of water supply plan-
ners, environmental scientists and
hydrogeologists. "The spikes were
sudden and very unusual.
The speed at which the shock
wave moved was absolutely awe-
some."
The spikes were not uniform
from well to well. U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) scientists estimate
that seismic waves from the earth-
quake traveled across the globe at
approximately 7,400 miles per
hour, causing small water-filled
crevices in the Floridan aquifer to
expand and contract. This action
forced water in and out of the
wells.
The hydrologists also conclud-


Bunch' and especially\ adrnmes Lil.
lie Simms whom she met when
Ms. Simms taught at LaBelle Ele-
mentary, before her retirement.
She states that she has never regret-
ted her decision to teach or to stay
in LaBelle.
This year Ms. Williams is co-
teaching ninth grade English with
Ms. Elizabeth Hollis. Their teaching
styles are compatible and they both
work to accommodate their stu-
dents in order that they may reach
their maximum potential.
In her 31 years in the classroom
she has seen her share of changes.
The students are more outspoken
than they used to be. No subject is
taboo to them she says, and their
boldness leads to interesting dis-
cussions she adds, as long as the
subject matter is appropriate. One
of the most favorite parts of her job
is interacting with the students.
They have such vitality there is
never a dull moment, she says.
Ms. Williams uses technology
most every day in her classroom.
When she came to LHS, her class-
room was the. recipient, of a
"Beyond the Classroom Walls"
grant. They were provided with 21
laptop computers, wireless Inter-
net, a Smartboard, tvo digital cam-
eras, a scanner and a laser printer.
Ms. Williams makes it a point to
make full use of this equipment
with her various projects. Each stu-
'dent maintains a portfolio on a
disk. The instructors and students
use PowerPoint presentations regu-
larly. This gets the students ready
for a world where the use of tech-


ed that no damage to the Floridan
aquifer or water supply resulted
from this event.
The wells, ranging in depth
from 1,350 feet to 1,900 feet, are
used by South Florida Water Man-
agement hydrogeologists to moni-
tor and learn more about the Flori-
dan aquifer system, an
underground layer of porous lime-
stone that covers most of Florida.
The system is used as the primary
water supply source for millions of
people, businesses and farms
throughout much of the state. It is a
secondary sol1Ource of water in
the area south of Lake Okee-
chobee.
Scientists for state and federal
agencies have reported similar
readings in deep wells in other
states resulting from the earth-
quake.


nologi is commonplace and also
makes learning fun She plans on
taking se\ eral educational
"Quests' this year with her students
and journeying to exotic places
thanks to the Internet.
A common complaint among
many teachers in the last few years
seems to be lack of parental
involvement. Ms. Williams stated
she would like to thank the parents
that ask to see homework and
report cards. And she would also
like to thank the parents that say no
sometimes to their child's
demands. It takes responsible par-
ents who are not afraid to be par-
ents, and to be there, she under-
stands. Parenting is not always an
easy job, but if taken seriously, the
whole community (Or village) ben-
efits when the parents do what they,
are supposed to do," says Ms.
Williams.
Ms. Williams says she teaches
with poems and quotes because
they stick in a student's mind, along
with their hip-hop and country
music. The students are familiar
with her constantly saying, "True
learning is not what you remem-
ber; it's what you never forget."
And another quote from Ms.
Williams, "Knowledge comes, but
wisdom lingers."
Ms. Williams has some advise
for anyone thing of teaching.
"Teaching takes a lot of passion
and commitment You may have
the knowledge, but unless you pos-
sess the passion and commitment
for teaching, you will never LOVE
the jc," explains Ms. Williams.


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Burton
Continued From Page 1
These days, ESE and general
education classes often overlap.
ESE teachers, she said, need vision
to make the two mesh into a whole
educational pattern from kinder-
garten to graduation. Each ESE stu-
dent is at the center of a team,
which includes the ESE teacher,
general ed teachers, the principal,
county stressful area of the profes-
sion. So, someone who spends 20
years as an ESE teacher, can be
regarded as "exceptional" them-
selves.
Paula Burton, LaBelle Elemen-
tary School's 2005 Golden Apple
award winner, is one of those
exceptional people.
Paula has lived in LaBelle "all
her life." She earned degrees in ele-
mentary education and ESE at Fla-
gler College in St. Augustine, and
taught in that area for five years
before coming home,.
She was at the middle school for
a time, but elementary ESE is
where her heart is, and that is
where she excels.
Mainly her students third,
fourth and fifth graders have
some type of learning disability, are
emotionally or educably handi-
capped.
Paula feels that ESE classes are
more personal than others. Smaller
class sizes staff and the parents.
Together, this team decides what is
best for the student.
Currently, Paula has 17 students
- two on a consultative basis; six are
with her all day; and the others
come to Paula for specific subjects.
Paula cautions prospective ESE
teachers: you need to enjoy work-
ing with kids; humor is a must; and
you can't let the little things bother
you. It's also important to be very
aware that students come from all
different environments; sometimes
they have a lot to overcome at


home. Add to that coping with a
learning disability, and you can see
just how much some of these chil-
dren have to deal with.
Trying to help students with
severe learning disabilities is the
toughest part of the job, she says.
At some point, they recognize that
they are different from other stu-
dents and must learn to compen-
sate. But, Paula says, "that's life"
and even the best teacher can't
change it. Teaching has made her
more aware of other people's envi-
ronments and the hurdles they
have to negotiate in their lives.
It can be a struggle, but Paula
says it's all worth it to see a child's
face light up when they're recog-
nized for something good. It makes
no difference how "small" their
achievement may seem, it's a suc-
cess for them as important as
any success,
Paula admits she puts in a lot of
extra time working on schedules
andS planning. Then there are
always papers to grade. She can't
put a number on those hours and
brushes them away, saying simply,
"1 don't count them."
Paula and her husband, Jeff,
have three children: Rhonda, 15, a
ninth grader, and twin sons, Ronnie
and Alton, 10, fourth graders at LES.
Paula says that becoming a parent
affected the way she teaches. As a
mother, she could see how impor-
tant those little notes from the
teacher are. So, as a teacher, she
feels she can now connect better to
the parent.
As at all teaching levels, com-
puters have made a big impact in
the classroom, but Paula says kids
still love hands-on activities. Noth-
ing can replace a child's own hand-
iwork.
Golden Apple teacher Paula
Burton takes pride in her students,
saying that each of them, like all
students, can do something well.
As she says: "Everybody has a
best."


Landlord-tenant

brochures distributed


The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services is
assisting the federal government
with educating hurricane victims
About their rights and responsibili-
ties as tenants. The Department has
provided the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) with
30,000 Landlord/Tenant Law
brochures to be distributed to Flori-
da residents in affected areas.
FEMA provides disaster assistance
to people who were victimized by
the hurricanes and wants to edu-
cate disaster applicants about their
rights as tenants.
The agency will distribute the
brochures at Disaster Recovery
mobile units deployed throughout
the state. It's important that Florida
residents who may have been
forced to vacate damaged rental
units for any amount of time find
out what their rights are about pay-
ing rent during the time they were
not occupying a structure. The law
also covers the conditions under
which a tenant can terminate a
lease. In addition, thousands of res-
idents were displaced when their
homes were damaged' or


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destroyed during one of the four
hurricanes that struck the state.
Many are still unable to return to
their homes and are renting houses
or apartments until their homes
can be repaired or rebuilt. Home-
owners may not be aware that
state law provides them with cer-
tain rights as tenants and provides
landlords with some rights as well.
Landlords and tenants need to find
out What their responsibilities are
so these temporary placements
don't become a hardship.


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Walt Shirley, owner of Whisper Creek RV Park in Muse,
and his band provided entertainment for those attending
the annual Honey Festival in Muse Jan. 15.


Ft. Denaud wood crafter Kenneth Sargent who's been
making wooden puzzles and other crafts since he was
14 sold his handmade items at the annual Honey Festi-
val in Muse Jan. 15.


West Glades Elementary Principal Larry Luckey II was
one of many Muse area residents attending the annual
Honey Festival Saturday, described as the biggest yet.


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